Home of the Year on Campbell Live

TV3's Campbell Live also featured our Home of the Year on Thursday night, reported by Kim Hurring and with footage by Jeremy Toth.

New Zealand's best home architecture chosen - Campbell Live - Video - 3 News

On film: Home of the Year 2012

Welcome to the Home of the Year 2012 by Herbst Architects, filmed by Jeremy Toth (with still photography by Patrick Reynolds) and edited by Dean Foster (clever Renaissance man Dean also composed the music). Congratulations to Lance and Nicola and all our award finalists. Our Home of the Year issue, featuring much more coverage of this home and our four fantastic finalists, is on newsstands from Monday April 2.

And the winner is...

We're delighted to announce that the winner of the Home of the Year 2012 is 'Under Pohutukawa,' a holiday home at Piha by Lance and Nicola Herbst of Herbst Architects. You can see images of this amazing home and the four incredible finalists in the award in our new issue, which will be on newsstands on Monday April 2.

The cover shot was taken by Patrick Reynolds, as was the image of the home below. We've also made a short web film of the home which we'll be uploading soon. Thanks again to our Home of the Year partner, Altherm Window Systems, for their ongoing support of the award.

Design Awards 2012

We're calling for entries for our Design Awards 2012, which close on Tuesday April 17, 2012 at 5pm. 

In the Design Awards 2012 we’re looking for the most exciting new furniture and objects for the home. This includes ceramics, glassware and tableware or any similar item that can be displayed and used in the home. Entries are welcome from established artists and designers as well as newcomers to the field.

Entrants must submit up to five images (from a variety of angles) of the furniture or home objects they have designed, and a 250-word statement about the project and its designers. We’ll also choose a Young Designer of the Year from entrants whose work was completed during a tertiary design course in 2011.

We're honoured to have Christian Rasmussen, creative director for Fritz Hansen, judging the awards this year. He will also be giving an exclusive talk in Auckland this May, in association with HOME New Zealand and Corporate Culture. For details on his talk see our previous post.

Send entries to:
Mail: Design Awards, HOME New Zealand, ACP Magazines, Private Bag 92512, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141
Courier: Design Awards, HOME New Zealand, ACP Magazines, 4th floor, 100 Beaumont Street, Westhaven, Auckland

All entries must be received by 5pm, Tuesday April 17, 2012. A judging panel will choose finalists to view in person before choosing the winner. The works of the winner and finalists will be published in our June/July 2012 issue.

Presenting: Fritz Hansen's creative director Christian Rasmussen

HOME New Zealand and Corporate Culture proudly present Danish designer Christian Rasmussen. Don't miss this exclusive design talk by the creative director of Denmark's legendary Fritz Hansen. 

Fritz Hansen is the company behind some of the most iconic modern furniture designs, including Arne Jacobsen’s ‘Egg’ chair (below) and works by Poul Kj√¶rholm, Hans J. Wegner, Bruno Mathsson and more. As well as overseeing production of these classic works,  Christian Rasmussen is responsible for the company’s collaborations with contemporary designers including Hiromichi Konno, Jehs + Laub, Jaime Hayon and others. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear Christian Rasmussen talk on his upcoming visit to New Zealand, in association with Corporate Culture and HOME New Zealand.

We're counting down until his upcoming visit in May. He'll be giving an exclusive talk on Wednesday May 16, at 6pm at the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium, corner of Wellesley and Kitchener Streets. Entry is free but seats are limited. You can reserve your place now by emailing kstevens@acpmedia.co.nz.

We're thrilled to announce he'll also be judging our upcoming Design Awards. Look out for the entry form in our upcoming issue, hitting stands on April 2.

Designer Phil Cuttance's new range

More NZ design, this time from regular Design Awards nominee, London-based Phil Cuttance. We like the look of his new 'Faceture' range, produced by casting water-based resin into a hand-made mould. Stocked at Essenze, Douglas + Bec and Simon James Concept Store.

Designer Jamie McLellan's short film

We're just about to call for entries to our annual furniture and homeware Design Awards, which means this short web film is timely. It shows two-time Design Awards winner Jamie McLellan discussing a range of his new works, including the 'Flyover' table that won our Design Awards 2010. Enjoy. The Design Awards call for entries is in our next issue, published on April 2, and heading to the printer today. Back to work!

Resident | Jamie McLellan from Special Problems on Vimeo.

Our five 2012 Home of the Year finalists

All the shoots of the finalists in our 2012 Home of the Year are now in and being laid out, so we wanted to share these sneak peeks of our five finalists in the award with you. You'll be able to see all five homes in our lavish Home of the Year 2012 issue, on newsstands April 2.

So, in no particular order: this little bach is by Ken Crosson of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, and is on Whangapoua Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula. The photo is by Jackie Meiring.

Another bach on the Coromandel Peninsula, this one at Onemana, a low-budget beauty designed and built by Dave Strachan of SGA Architects and Dave's students at the Unitec School of Architecture. If we were architecture students, we'd be stoked to have our first-ever creation named as a Home of the Year finalist. The photo is by Simon Devitt.

This home by Warren & Mahoney is on a beautiful peninsula just north of Tauranga. The photo is by Patrick Reynolds.

This home in an abundant garden near Wellington is by Alistair Luke, of Jasmax. The photo is by Paul McCredie.

Last but not least, this home at Piha is by Herbst Architects. The photo is by Patrick Reynolds.

Home of the Year hall of fame

As we hurtle towards sending our Home of the Year 2012 issue to press, we thought it was a good time to review the previous winners of the award, which is now in its 17th year. So here they are - we'd like to live in all of them.

(This year's Home of the Year winner will be revealed in our new issue, on newsstands April 2. Thanks again to our Home of the Year partner, Altherm Window Systems, for their ongoing support of the award.)

First, our 1996 winner: in Auckland, by Patrick Clifford and his colleagues at Architectus. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Our 1997 winner, also in Auckland, was designed by Felicity Wallace. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

This house in the Bay of Islands by Pete Bossley won Home of the Year in 1998. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Back in Auckland, architect Gerrad Hall's own home won the award in 1999. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Fearon Hay Architects took the prize for this Bay of Islands holiday home in 2000. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Architect Gerald Parsonson's own family bach on the Kapiti Coast was our 2001 winner. Photograph by Paul McCredie.

Stevens Lawson Architects won the first of their three Home of the Year titles for this Auckland home in 2002. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Architect Ken Crosson's bach on the Coromandel Peninsula won the Home of the Year 2003 award, as well as the Home of the Decade prize (held to mark 10 years of the Home of the Year award) in 2005. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

The Home of the Year 2004 was this Bay of Islands holiday home by Pete Bossley. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

This house in the King Country by Mitchell & Stout was named Home of the Year 2005.  Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

The Home of the Year 2006 in Day's Bay, Wellington, was designed by Hugh Tennent. Photograph by Paul McCredie.

This Auckland house by Stevens Lawson Architects was our 2007 Home of the Year. Photograph by Mark Smith.

The 'Signal Box' in Masterton, designed by Melling Morse Architects, was our 2008 winner. Photograph by Paul McCredie.

Mitchell and Stout Architects' Waiheke house was the 2009 Home of the Year. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds.

Our only South Island winner to date, the 2010 Home of the Year is near Wanaka and was designed by Stevens Lawson Architects. Photograph by Mark Smith.


Last year's Home of the Year was the Kare Kare house, designed by Michael O'Sullivan of Bull O'Sullivan Architects.

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