Wilton Close / Cymon Allfrey Architects

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Architects: Cymon Allfrey Architects
Location: , New Zealand
Architect In Charge: Cymon Allfrey
Area: 3200.0 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Stephen Goodenough

Auckland Zoo / Monk Mackenzie + Glamuzina Patterson

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Architects: Monk Mackenzie, Glamuzina Patterson
Location: Auckland Zoo, 99 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022,
Design Team: Hamish Monk, Aaron Paterson, Dominic Glamuzina, Miguel Machado
Year: 2013
Photographs: Mark Smith, Jonny Davis

Toomath’s Legacy: Defining Modern New Zealand Architecture

Toomath House, view of the Oriental Bay. Image Courtesy of Simon Devitt

“What makes us New Zealanders different from, say, Australians?” , the late modernist architect, asked himself this question at the onset of his career. In this article published by the Australian Design Review, Jack Davies takes a look at Toomath’s work and how he helped define architecture. To keep reading, click here.

New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 Winners Announced

ASB North Wharf / BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax. Image © John Gollings

The winners of the New Zealand Architecture Awards 2014 have been announced. The winner of the 2014 New Zealand Architecture Medal, the most prestigious award building award in New Zealand, was BVN Donovan Hill and Jasmax, for their ASB North Wharf building. Patrick Clifford was also awarded with the New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal for his career as director of Architectus, with the jury commending the “understated confidence” and “urbane and assured authority” of his work.

Another 16 projects also received awards in 9 categories. Read on after the break for the full list of winners.

Fabric Warehouse / Fearon Hay Architects

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Architects: Fearon Hay Architects
Location: , New Zealand
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jackie Meiring

Westmere Alteration / Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

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Architects: Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects
Location: Westmere, ,
Area: 177 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects

Seatoun Heights House / Parsonson Architects

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Architects: Parsonson Architects
Location: Wellington,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Paul McCredie

Studio 19 Community Housing / Strachan Group Architects, Studio 19

© Jackie Meiring

Architects: Strachan Group Architects + Studio 19
Location: Henderson, ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jackie Meiring

Foothills House / Strachan Group Architects

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Architects: Strachan Group Architects
Location: ,
Project Architect: Dave Strachan
Structural Engineer: Adam Mackenzie
Year: 2007
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Venice Biennale 2014: New Zealand Focuses First Entry on Pacific-Style Architecture

Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia. Image © John Gollings

has appointed Auckland architect David Mitchell to serve as creative director and lead the country’s first participation at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Bridging from Rem Koolhaas’ theme, “Fundamentals”, Mitchell plans to exhibit New Zealand’s tradition of pacific-style architecture and light timber construction through a series of models. 

“We’re going to show off some of the most unsung architecture in the world, our Pacific architecture,” described Mitchell. “It’s an architecture made out of poles, beams and panels and not out of heaps of rocks, bricks and tiles.”

Fantails Childcare / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)

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Architects: Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)
Location: , New Zealand
Architect In Charge: Phil Smith
Design Team: Graham Collingridge, Grayson Wanda
Year: 2013
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Takapuna House / Athfield Architects

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Architects: Athfield Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Simon Devitt

Auckland Art Gallery / FJMT + Archimedia

© John Gollings

Architects: FJMT + Archimedia
Location: ,
Area: 121 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings, Patrick Reynolds

Bassett Road / BOX Living

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Architects: BOX Living
Location: ,
Team: BOX Living
Area: 160 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Emma-Jane Hetherington

Hataitai Home / John Mills Architects

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Architects: John Mills Architects
Location: , New Zealand
Team: James Warren, John Mills
Area: 244 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Paul McCredie

ASB HQ / BVN Donovan Hill + Jasmax

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Architects: BVN + Jasmax
Location: , New Zealand
Project Principal: James Grose
Project Director: Brian Clohessy
Project Architect: Chris Boss
Project Team: Matt Middleton,Adam Mosses,Katie Newall , Tom White, Yi-Jan Lien, Jemma Cook, Mordechai Toor, William McNaughton, Carol-Ann Pickvance,Olivia Giangrasso, Kait Zegers, Zoe Michalski, Ben Doherty, Meg O’Hara, Barry Dineen, Barbara Vourakis
Project Team Interiors: Vishwa Kaushal,Helen Lee, Tijana Papandrea, Angie Andrijic, Ulrike Baeuerle, Alice Penna, Josephine Meldgaard
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

Te Hana Farmhouse / S3 Architects

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Architects: S3 Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: Stephen Smith, Natalie Snowden, Justin Turnbull
Design Team: Natalie Snowden, Justin Turnbull
Design Architect: Stephen Smith
Year: 2013
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds, Courtesy of S3 Architects

The New Dowse Art Museum / Athfield Architects

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Architects: Athfield Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: John Hardwick-Smith, Nick Mouat, John McIntyre, Jon, Rennie, Karly Taylor, Sally Woods
Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Simon Devitt , Matt Paterson