Journal | May 2018

2018 NZIA Auckland Awards

We are delighted to announce success in receiving two New Zealand Institute of Architects Auckland regional awards, for the design of the Volcano House and for the Northland Lake House. The awards evening was Wednesday night and was a celebration of local architecture with some excellent buildings showcased.


Volcano House | Housing Award

NZIA Jury Citation: “Tucked away down a discreet right of way, this comfortable courtyard house exhibits a profound calmness. Natural New Zealand materials — basalt from Mt Horrible and tōtara retrieved from rivers in Northland — have been beautifully composed within a clear schema of linked, stone-clad spaces. This is an elegant pavilion perfectly suited to the clients and their collection of art.”

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Read more in this extensive article by Colleen Hawkes on


Northland Lake House | Housing — Alterations and Additions Award

NZIA Jury Citation: “The extensive use of stone is an appropriate showcase for the client’s professional expertise, and a covered outdoor room, top-lit with onyx marble, is a useful and well-used space. Extensive views of the lake have been achieved by raising the new living area platforms above those of the existing house.”

Click the above image to view the project in its entirety.

Read more on the Northland Lake House and other awarded projects in this Architecture Now article…