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New homes in greater Wellington and Wairarapa wow ADNZ judges

A new farmhouse for a retired couple and a house for the designer’s own family were two of the winners in the 2017 Wellington, Wairarapa Regional ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards.

Michael Holmes of Holmes Architecture (Wellington) won the Residential New Home over 300m2 Architectural Design Award for a Martinborough house designed to accommodate a retired farming couple, their visiting grandchildren and guests.

The judges were impressed by the way a white loggia consolidated three separate volumes of the home. “As a simple ordering device, it works to both reduce the scale and increase the usability of the forms,” the judges said. “The use of recycled materials furthers the strength of this building as a home.”

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