Home of the Year

A small Queenstown home is named Home of the Year 2019 first finalist

Introducing the first finalist for Home of the Year 2019 – a little house near Queenstown which looks like it was carved out of the schist hillside it sits on First finalist Home of the Year 2019 Project: Bivvy Hut Practice: Vaughn McQuarrie Architects Location: Queenstown, Central Otago Judging

These South Island homes were designed around their spectacular views

Home of the Year 2019 is Altherm Window Systems’ 10th year as principal sponsor. To celebrate, we’ve collected a handful of South Island architectural highlights from their decade of extraordinary commitment. If building in the North Island tends toward airy pavilions and timber sheds, then

How 3 celebrated beach houses make the most of their views

Featuring in Home of the Year over the past decade, this collection of beach homes is an example of New Zealand architecture at its best In recent years, the size and scale of what we build at the beach might have changed – designs are

How clever urban design is celebrated through Home of the Year

Home of the Year 2019 is Altherm Window Systems’ 10th year as principal sponsor. To celebrate, we’ve collected some architectural highlights from their decade of extraordinary commitment How clever urban design is celebrated through Home of the Year Thanks to intense population growth in our

What it was like to design New Zealand’s Best Small Home

Monastic yet welcoming, this small home shows the power of contained design. We speak to architect and owner, Braden Harford, about his award-winning home Q&A with Braden Harford of Maguire and Harford Architects What were the main considerations in designing your own home? I tried

What it was like to judge the houses in Home of the Year 2018

HOME Editor Simon Farrell-Green gives us personal account of the whirlwind Home of the Year 2018 judges’ journey. Find out what the judges thought of each of the finalists and winning homes Home of the Year Winner – Piha, Auckland Project: ‘Kawakawa House’ Practice: Herbst Architects

This family holiday home in Hanmer Springs feels like a fun campsite

By designing three separate spaces instead of one building, Cymon Allfrey was able to create a unique getaway that inspires genuine holiday living Q&A with Cymon Allfrey of Cymon Allfrey Architects How is the bach the antithesis of your townhouse? We were focused on creating

This award-winning home on Waiheke Island is a house of high drama

This award-winning home has an incredible interior with polished black floors, black timber ceiling and striking furniture and finishes sourced from Asia Q&A with Lance Herbst of Herbst Architects Owner Andrew Glenn sees an Asian influence in your work, and that’s certainly present here. A

How this Wellington home achieved the suburban dream of privacy

Despite being enclosed by eight neighbours, this award-winning home manages to achieve privacy with an ingenious interior courtyard Q&A with Andrew Sexton of Andrew Sexton Architecture The site is flat, for Wellington, but surrounded by neighbours. What were your initial thoughts? Our initial sketches were