Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 3 - Page 95

TRENDS INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS RECOGNISING EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN The Trends International Design Awards are an opportunity to recognise outstanding homes in a variety of countries. The two homes featured here were designed to respond to very different external factors. Dalman Architecture's rural home makes the most of the expansive views without major concerns about privacy – while Julie Firkin Architects had to consider neighbouring properties in the renovation and addition to a Victorian terrace home. NEW ZEALAND ARCHITECT-DESIGNED NEW HOME HIGHLY COMMENDED DALMAN ARCHITECTURE This five-bedroom family home sits on top of a rolling hill offering mountain, lake and farmland views. Dalman Architecture configured the house to reveal itself on approach, disguising its overall size from first view – its three main structures each containing different functions. AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECT-DESIGNED RENOVATION WINNER JULIE FIRKIN ARCHITECTS After stripping out a 1960s refit, architect Julie Firkin was able to give an open flow to the interiors of this Victorian terrace home. She then added extra space by including a mezzanine level, plus a new contemporary upper level containing the master suite and a bedroom. search | save | share at