New Home TIDA winner: Studio 4 Architects and Shore Construction

A brief for a modern entertainer’s home, suited to a social lifestyle, proved a winner for the owner, the architect and the builder.

The result is an award-winning home, which took top honours for Garry Mayne, Studio 4 Architects, in the 2022 TIDA New Zealand Designer New Home of the Year category.

The winning build (pictured), built by Shore Construction is a new family home located in a residential area with a rural outlook. Judges found the design provides the owners with a private oasis that is open to the sun, and surrounding environment.

“Externally, the home creates a sense of arrival as you approach, revealing the full extent of the house,” they say. The understated material palette of plaster and locally sourced Timaru stone continues from the exterior to the interior, and forms an immediate connection with the landscape. Inside, the double-height living area features a raking ceiling with high-level windows to capture both morning and evening sunlight. This combination of the volumetric space and the high-level windows set up a lovely play of light and shadow across the interior throughout the day.

The TIDA judges say the home is an outstanding example of how considered architecture can enhance the lifestyle of a growing family, providing an environment that can be enjoyed year-round.

The builder, Timaru-based Shore Construction was also involved with the design process.

“We are thrilled to see this home honoured for its thoughtful design, the combination of Garry’s creativity and our teams craftmanship has produced a spectacular home,” Nick Shore of Shore Construction says.

Photography: Dennis Radermacher – Lightforge Photography

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