Hamilton Family Home by Bull O’Sullivan Architecture. NZ Architecture Awards

Hamilton Family Home by Bull O’Sullivan Architecture. NZ Architecture Awards
Winner in the Housing category. 2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards. [Southern] New Zeland
Hamilton Family Home by Bull O’Sullivan Architecture. Photograph by Patrick Reynolds

The New Zealand Architecture Awards, a programme run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects, recognises the best work across all types of buildings designed by New Zealand's architects.

Fifty-one buildings, in locations spanning the country from the Bay of Islands to Queenstown, were shortlisted by the jury of 2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards, led by Arrowtown architect Louise Wright and comprising Auckland architects Lance Herbst and Jack McKinney, and Brisbane architect Kerry Clare.

In the housing category, four awards were made to new homes of varied size, scale and cost, including the one in Arrowtown.

The jury praised the "democratic instinct of architect and clients" evident in the sensitive positioning of the house in relation to the street.

The masculine landscape of central Otago offers the opportunity to find the common ground between landscape and Architecture. The front door is likened to a crevasse in the glaciers of the southern alps, the interior of the home is sumptuous and seductive.

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Bull O’Sullivan Architecture. The B/OS practice was formed in 1994 when Andrew Bull and Michael O'Sullivan, having recently returned from practice in Europe and Asia respectively, decided to combine forces to attend to the larger projects coming into the B/OS practice. Glenn Watt joined in 1999 after a long and expansive career as a sole practitioner. ...read more