Awards

2017

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Best of Houzz Design 2017 Award

Selected Winner - Creative Arch

An award that has been selected by the Houzz community of more than 35 million users worldwide – including more than 1.4 million in Australia / New Zealand. The award recognises the high quality of the company’s work and the popularity of projects uploaded to Houzz website.

2016

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ADNZ National | Multi-Unit Dwelling Award

National Finalist - Thompson Park Apartments

The apartments apply principles of adaptive re-use to create a unique development utilising existing structure. The exterior of the apartments incorporates a strongly defined entrance using repeating dark louvers with cedar highlights, breaking up the horizontal form of the building. Generous communal areas are provided with units designed for light, outlook and privacy.

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ADNZ Regional | Multi-Unit Dwelling Award

Winner – Thompson Park Apartments

The apartments apply principles of adaptive re-use to create a unique development utilising existing structure. The exterior of the apartments incorporates a strongly defined entrance using repeating dark louvers with cedar highlights, breaking up the horizontal form of the building. Generous communal areas are provided with units designed for light, outlook and privacy.

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ADNZ Regional | New Home over 300m2 Award

Highly Commended – Day Residence

Located on a steep coastal piece of land in Murrays Bay, this new dwelling sits boldly forward of its neighbours, providing privacy and unparalleled outlook. This project maximises clifftop views at each cascading level, the upper level feels like a penthouse apartment with open plan living and generous skylights, while providing privacy from neighbours and allowing for extended family to reside in the same house.

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Master Builders House of the Year | Auckland / Northland

Gold Award - Garrod Residence

The designers of this North Shore beauty have harnessed the power of four and found the formula for luxury family living. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and four living areas offer ample space to retreat for relaxation or to spend quality time together. Extensive floor-to-ceiling glazing enhances the home’s modern exterior, all the while soaking up sunshine and capturing sea views. A double-height ceiling sends the sense of space through the roof in the dining area, while louvred screens temper harsh rays. Beautifully designed and refined interior spaces flow effortlessly to outdoor living upstairs and down. This stellar home provides every modern comfort and convenience a family could dream of.

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Master Builders House of the Year | Gold Reserve Award

Winner - Garrod Residence

The designers of this North Shore beauty have harnessed the power of four and found the formula for luxury family living. Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and four living areas offer ample space to retreat for relaxation or to spend quality time together. Extensive floor-to-ceiling glazing enhances the home’s modern exterior, all the while soaking up sunshine and capturing sea views. A double-height ceiling sends the sense of space through the roof in the dining area, while louvred screens temper harsh rays. Beautifully designed and refined interior spaces flow effortlessly to outdoor living upstairs and down. This stellar home provides every modern comfort and convenience a family could dream of.

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Best of Houzz Design 2016 Award

Selected Winner – Creative Arch

An award that has been selected by the Houzz community of more than 35 million users worldwide – including more than 1.4 million in Australia / New Zealand. The award recognises the high quality of the company’s work and the popularity of projects uploaded to Houzz website.

2015

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ADNZ Regional | Resene Colour in Design Award

Winner – Hodgson Holiday Home

Located on a large rural site at Scotts Landing, the house sits in a West facing steep slope overlooking stunning views across Ngaio Bay and Mahurangi Harbour. The house has been designed as upper & lower wings forming a T shape on plan partly as a response to the steep site by avoiding height restrictions and reducing earthworks but also making the most of the uninterrupted sea views.

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Best of Houzz Design 2015 Award

Selected Winner – Creative Arch

An award that has been selected by the Houzz community of more than 35 million users worldwide – including more than 1.4 million in Australia / New Zealand. The award recognises the high quality of the company’s work and the popularity of projects uploaded to Houzz website.

2014

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ADNZ Regional | New Home between 150m2–300m2 Award

Winner – Davy House

The essence of the design is a simple, butterfly wedge-shaped form mirroring the shape of the adjacent mountain, with entry on the east side to reflect the Sthāpatya Veda design principles. This striking form is expressed with a recycled power pole shell floating above a dark cladding base. Bricked walls at either end of the wedge are recessed to create protection from the elements doubling as a light box, creating a play of light in the evening.

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ADNZ Regional | Resene Colour in Design Award

Winner – Davy House

The essence of the design is a simple, butterfly wedge-shaped form mirroring the shape of the adjacent mountain, with entry on the east side to reflect the Sthāpatya Veda design principles. This striking form is expressed with a recycled power pole shell floating above a dark cladding base. Bricked walls at either end of the wedge are recessed to create protection from the elements doubling as a light box, creating a play of light in the evening.

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ADNZ Regional | New Home over 300m2 Award

Highly Commended – Pataua Holiday Home

Located in Whangarei, on a large rural site, the project consists of two developments. At the road side, the summer house and boat shed structures alongside the tennis court and landscaping. Higher up, the new house has been designed with a master bedroom wing, a living wing and a bedroom wing, stretching across the site to maximise the views of the surrounding valley and ocean.

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ADNZ Regional | New Home up to 150m2 Award

Highly Commended – Arlott Residence

We have created a home that is simple in form, ensuring cost effectiveness with no wasted space. Based on an efficient footprint of 64m2, the house features open plan living with economical circulation areas and hallways, and simple straightforward storage solutions. The smaller footprint and relative site area under 400m2 provides proportional scale and context that is quickly becoming a new way to live.

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ADNZ Regional | Multi-Unit Dwelling Award

Highly Commended – Red Box Apartments

With an open scope we were able to provide a new lease of life to this existing Parnell Apartment Building, with the injection of colour, texture and low maintenance materials. A previously unassuming street façade now injects vibrancy and intrigue into the streetscape with perforated red box forms, adding interest while providing privacy and separation for the breezeway.

2013

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ADNZ National | Residential Alteration & Additions Award

Winner – Rothesay Bay Residence

The home has been designed around the existing garage and footprint of the existing ground floor, recycling as much of the existing slab and groundwork structures. A combination of cedar shiplap vertical and horizontal, metal cladding and plaster have been used combined with low lying roofs help to break up the buildings form. Working with the existing parameters and layered approach, has resulted in a modern home that rests comfortably between neighbouring high and low properties on a cliff top site.

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ADNZ Regional | Residential Interiors Awards

Winner – Thomson Residence

A new home for a young family in the high density historical suburb of Parnell. A combination of weatherboards, titan and plaster, combined with low lying roofs break up the forms and comply with planning controls. Boxed bay windows, eyebrows and blade walls used to break up the two main vertical rectangular forms of the home. The layered approach combined with the intersecting stairwell has graded the structure and softened its vertical mass as it rests comfortably within the site.

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ADNZ Regional | New Home over 300m2 Awards

Winner – Thomson Residence

A new home for a young family in the high density historical suburb of Parnell. A combination of weatherboards, titan and plaster, combined with low lying roofs break up the forms and comply with planning controls. Boxed bay windows, eyebrows and blade walls used to break up the two main vertical rectangular forms of the home. The layered approach combined with the intersecting stairwell has graded the structure and softened its vertical mass as it rests comfortably within the site.

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ADNZ Regional | New Home between 150m2–300m2 Award

Winner – Cook Residence

A crisp white boat house with traditional, clean gable forms create a strong axis to the building on both levels with metal roofing, timber battens and traditional timber weatherboard cladding. An inviting double storey entry draws the visitor through the house to the open plan livings spaces and private outdoor spaces to the rear. The entry provides separation from the sleeping wing and gives access to self-contained sleeping spaces upstairs.

2012

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ADNZ National | Residential Interiors Award

Winner – Sumar Coastal Holiday Home

A relaxing, functional holiday home; combining timeless design with hardwearing, low maintenance materials. Itwas also an important aspect of the concept to merge indoor/outdoor living while providing breakout zones, forthose times when a little privacy is desired.

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ADNZ Regional | New Home up to 250m2 Award

Winner – Sumar Coastal Holiday Home

A relaxing, functional holiday home; combining timeless design with hardwearing, low maintenance materials. Itwas also an important aspect of the concept to merge indoor/outdoor living while providing breakout zones, forthose times when a little privacy is desired.

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ADNZ Regional | Commercial / Industrial Design Award

Winner – Best Pacific Institute of Education

We were inspired by the introduction of a Pacific flavour to the existing building. The beautiful, architecturally designed timber entranceway has provided a cost effective and low maintenance solution to enhancing the overall street appeal of the building. The Pacific inspired design elements not only serve to enrich the building aesthetically, it is reflective of the client’s unique point of view.

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ADNZ Regional | New Home over 250m2 Award

Winner – Selwyn Residence

This high ceilinged, open plan home is an entertainer’s dream, with a large kitchen and spacious larder flowing through the dining and living areas out to the swimming pool. A range of materials have been utilised to identify the various portions of the home, and define spaces.

2011

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ADNZ National Practice Award

Winner – Creative Arch

Creative Arch is an award-winning, multi-disciplined Architectural Design firm, founded in 1998 by Director and Architectural Designer Mark McLeay. Our range of work is as diverse as our clients, encompassing new residential, alterations and additions, and coastal homes.

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ADNZ Regional | New Home up to 250m2

Winner – Wilshire and Hogg Residence

A four bedroom home with two separate living areas in the built up inner suburb of Westmere. The clients wanted to take advantage of the neighbouring park and sea views while maintaining privacy from their close adjoining neighbours. The home was to be based on a boat house/Cape Cod theme with white-on-white raking ceilings being carried through to an external deck area.

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James Hardie™ Smarter Small Home Competition

Winner – Creative Arch

The Smarter Small Home project addresses issues of affordability through smarter sustainable solutions withoutdetracting from the overall quality. Aimed at first home buyers, the floor plan has been designed for efficiency, with the ability to be tailored to individual clients with expansion pods.

2010

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ADNZ National | Residential Alteration & Additions Award

Winner – Newton Road Studio

A self-contained studio added to a Commercial premise. The client wanted a separate self-contained studio that would span over the existing building, retaining the bedroom studio and the integrity of the building.