Grace awarded in Bay of Plenty

Celebrating architectural excellence, Grace House has been recognised at the NZIA’s Local Architecture Awards.


From the jury:

“In suburban Mount Maunganui, constrained on all sides, this built form appears effortless rather than driven by tight planning restrictions. Cleverly placed windows, breezeway brick screens and an inverted living programme provide privacy in an otherwise dense setting. The ephemeral and climactic are expressed within this home through the lozenge-shaped roof light, hovering over the upper living zone. Soft light delivers a negative shape of the maunga, which is in direct line of sight on arrival. This house provides varying levels of enclosure, exposure to the natural elements and – importantly – strong connection to its beachside location.”


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