A super supreme house

Clive Barrington Construction won the top honour at this year’s Registered Master Builders House of the Year Awards, and took out the Resene New Home Over $2 million award for a Christchurch home. The project has also previously won an award for architect Craig South. A distinctive copper roof undulates across three separate wings of […]

International accolades for Town Hall

Christchurch’s restored Town Hall won two international structural engineering awards at the recent Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Awards in the United Kingdom. The $167 million Town Hall project won both the Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence (jointly) and the Structural Heritage Award, beating out entries such as the famous Jewel waterfall at Singapore’s […]

Award-winning swamp dwelling

A Christchurch ‘Swamp Dwelling’ in Opawa has won the 2021 ADNZ Resene SUPREME Architectural Design Award. Designed by Ben Brady of Linetype Architectural, the unique 150sqm home is built opposite a river in a flood management area, exemplifying what is possible on an unforgiving, uninspiring site with no views, no bush and no heritage The […]

Top 100 winners

Diverse building projects from Akaroa to Tai Tapu, Cashmere to Fendalton, Cass Bay to Queenstown and many places in between make up the Top 100 list vying for more honours in the Registered Master Builders House of the Year national awards. Local contenders are: Southern Builders, Home Trends Builders, Premium Homes, LM Built, Greenland Homes, […]

Hundreds of entries

This year the Registered Master Builders House of the Year regional competition attracted more than 347 entries across 11 regions. The national awards later this month will recognise the Supreme House of the Year and Supreme Renovation of the Year, alongside 15 award categories, the Pink Batts Craftsmanship Award, two Feature Home Awards, and four […]

Contemporary design at its best: MC Architecture Studio

The building makes a bold statement on its Sumner Esplanade site. Not only that, but its size and design definitely attract glances and comments from people walking by. There are in fact two dwellings here. That was part of the brief for the architects of MC Architecture Studio – a main house of 240 sq […]