Small Home of the Year 2021: Feather House

3 June 2021

Feather House by Irving Smith Architects

Nelson, New Zealand

JUDGES’ CITATION

It takes a certain level of daredevilry and nous to convince a client to build a two-bedroomed home for a family of five. Yet, this is not the only bold aspect that attracted the judges to this Nelson abode. Using a metaphor of ‘feathers’ to underpin both layout and materiality, the architect has achieved a level of consistency and generosity of spirit which far surpasses the smallness of its floorplate.

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