Living pretty

The creative genius of Canterbury’s leading designers was celebrated
in August at the Canterbury/Westland Regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards.


Every year the ADNZ awards celebrate innovative, sustainable and exceptionally designed projects from around New Zealand.

This year 22 awards were given to 13 designers from the Canterbury region.

ADNZ CEO, Gregory Watts says year-on-year Christchurch designers demonstrate their architectural dominance and 2019 is no exception.

“The Canterbury region has won more awards than any other region in 2019. A massive 22 awards were handed out to the incredible and talented designers of the region; well done to all the winners.”


Merivale House

by Barry Connor

Barry Connor of Barry Connor Design Limited received a Highly Commended Award in the Residential New Home between 150sqm and 300sqm category for his design ‘Merivale House’.


Judges citation: This is a good use of a narrow suburban site. It has civil and humane interiors and an excellent use of materials. There is a gentility and dignity about the space. It is unassuming with a rhythm to the interior and exterior spaces.


Major Hornbrook

by Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones of Urban Function Architecture received four awards for four projects.


He received a Commercial Interior Architecture Design Award for the work on his own design studio titled ‘Urbanfunction + Zerobag Studios’, and a Highly Commended Award in the Commercial Interior Architecture Design category for his work on the Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club.

He also received a Commended Award in the Residential Compact Major HornbrookNew Home up to 150sqm category for his design of an 80sqm home called ‘Petite Maison’, and, pictured on this page, a Commended Award in the Residential New Home between 150sqm and 300sqm category for this Mount Pleasant home titled ‘Major Hornbrook’.

Judges citation:
Varied volumes have been brought together with care and elegance. The warm timber interiors soak up the sun in winter and can be thrown open to luxuriate in sea breezes in summer.




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