12 Year House

Awards

2018

  • Finalist NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award - Housing

  • NZIA Nelson Marlborough Architecture Award - Housing

  • NZIA Nelson Marlborough Architecture Award – Resene Colour Award


Publications

2018

  • Justine Harvey and Camille Khouri, “Rural reminders: 12 Year House”, Architecture Now, www.architecturenow.co.nz, November 14

  • “New Zealand Architecture Awards 2018 shortlist announced”, Architecture Now, www.architecturenow.co.nz, 16th August

  • Camille Khouri & Justine Harvey, “12 Year House by Irving Smith Architects”, Houses, Spring 2018, pages 60 - 70

  • “New Zealand Architecture Awards 2018 shortlist announced”, Architecture Now, www.architecturenow.co.nz, 16th August

  • “NZIA Local Architecture Awards 2018”, ArchitectureNZ, July/August, page 54

  • Nelson Marlborough Architecture Awards, Architecture Now, www.architecturenow.co.nz, 21 May

  • Lynda Papesch, “Architecture Awards Celebrate Old, New and Heritage Builds”, Wild Tomato, July Issue 144, page 40-43

  • “Poised for Greatness”, Wild Tomato, Issue 147, October 2018, page 51


12 years of getting ready and moving from farm to lifestyle.

Remarkably the design changed very little in the wait; it never was about fashion, more being a new kind of farmhouse, one with a lifestyle.

12 Year House embeds to a narrow stretch of good ground, sheltering into the rocky spur and rural landscape. It then laps a wool-shed screen over a concrete spine to shape, lengthen and articulate an open plan to different types of visual and physical connections. There’s views up, out and down; grass, sea and tide. There’s a front, middle and back; hill, paddock and scrub.

What to do today, no deer to attend. “Go fishing, get some eggs, a swim, watch the tide, bottling, coffee… nothing? ”

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