Trends New Zealand Volume 33 No 4 - Page 63

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 show the range of approaches to home design in the suburbs. Architect Tim Dorrington places a contemporary addition at the rear of a reconfigured 1920s bungalow, while a dramatic new home by Urbane Projects fulfils a challenging brief and maximises sweeping river views. AUSTRALIAN DESIGNER NEW HOME WINNER URBANE PROJECTS For this two-level home, designer Steve Gliosca created a modest street-side entry that opens to a central atrium and splayed wings reaching out towards individual water views. This provides an ideal family arrangement, with the parents living on the upper level, while their two teenage daughters have independent space below. NEW ZEALAND ARCHITECT-DESIGNED RENOVATION HIGHLY COMMENDED BOX With this family's 1920s cottage located in a heritage zone, council requirements dictated that its classic front fa├žade be retained. So to give them more space and better indoor-outdoor connections, architect Tim Dorrington at Box designed an open-plan pavilion to the rear of the property as part of the complex renovation. search | save | share at