Southern home designs bring accolades

Southland and Otago stole the show at an architectural design awards last night, winning more awards than any other region.

The annual ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards recognise successful design in residential and commercial architecture, in categories including new homes, interiors, alterations and additions and industrial design.

This year Otago and Southland designs received seven regional awards and eight highly commended. Among the winners were Gary Todd, of Gary Todd Architecture, and Gordon McMillan, of KGR Architectural Design. Todd won the residential new home over 300 square metres award for II Viaggio Shotover River in Tuckerbeach Rd, Queenstown.

The Central Otago modernist home merges into the terraces overlooking the Shotover River, stretched east-west to offer views of Coronet Peak and surrounding mountains to the north and Ferry Hill to the south.

McMillan received the highly commended residential interiors award for the Hickman residence in Oreti Plains in Southland.

The pavilion-style home was built to capture the views of the Takitumu Mountains and surrounding farmlands.

The national awards gala ceremony will now be held in the Bay of Islands on September 26.

The Southland Times