House with Villa Silhouette



  • Shortlisted for HOME New Zealand "Home of the Year 2017"

  • 2016

    • Silver Pin, Residential Interiors, Best Awards 2016

    • Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Canterbury Architecture Award -Housing

    • Resene Colour Award



  • House with Villa Silhouette Aaron Betsky, “Unfinished and Far Far Away : The Architecture of Irving Smith Architects”, Altrim Publishers, Thomson Press (India) Limited, 2023, pgs 56-63

  • 2020

    • “Surfing Through Shifting Landscapes”, Design Detail, India, Vol.7, Issue 69, January 2020, pg 62-70

    • 2018

      • "House with Villa Silhouette", Villanews, Iran,, February 19

      • 2017

        • Matt Philp, "Port Authority", HOME New Zealand, June/July 2017 pages 106-116

        • "House with Villa Silhouette", Taable, South Africa, April 17,

        • “House with Villa Silhouette”, Archello, Holland, February 24,

        • "House with Villa Silhouette - word architecture aggregator", ArchGLD, Italy, 23 Feb,

        • Matt Philp, “Port Authority”, Air New Zealand KiaOra Magazine, July Issue

        • “Judge and Jury”, HOME New Zealand, February/March 2017, pg 30-31

        • Sherry Nottingham "Quake Hit Villa in Christchurch is replaced by House that Adapts and Evolves", Decoist, USA, 17 Jan

        • "House with Villa Silhouette", Portside, New Zealand, 9 Jan,

        • Design Guide, Luxury redefined Issue, #7, New Zealand 2017, pg 132

        • “House with Villa Silhouette in Lyttleton, New Zealand by Irving Smith Architects”, AECCafe, India, 6 January,

        • “Lyttleton Villa Marks The Next Step”, Nonagon Style, Hong Kong, 3 January,

        • 2016

          • 2016 Best Design Awards Annual, “House with Villa Silhouette”, Page 366

          • “House with Villa Silhouette / Irving Smith Architects”, Thearchitectureinsight, USA, 16 December,

          • “House with Villa Silhouette”, Architizer Featured Project, Architizer, 16 December,

          • "House with Villa Silhouette / Irving Smith Architects", Follownews, USA, 8 Dec,

          • “House with Villa Silhouette/Irving Smith Architects:”, 8 December,

          • John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds, “Villa Silhouette”, City House Country House, Penguin Random House New Zealand, Pg 330-337

          • “NZIA Local Architecture Awards”. Architecture NZ, page 64

          • Johnny D, "An interview with New Zealand architect - designer Jeremy Smith", Designtrends, India July 1,

          • Isabelle Lomholt, 'House with Villa Silhouette in Lyttleton', E-Architect UK,, United Kingdom, May 18, 2016

          • "2016 Canterbury Architecture Awards", Architecture Now,, 1 June 2016

A house after the quakes. One creative home comes down, another goes up, the new silhouetting the old, reminding, resettling. But where the villa sat square and inward, the new layers out across the southern view, shaping to the silhouette for light, and framing a greater appreciation of the everyday. Post quake, daily querks and small things have renewed interest : hanging a pot plant, drying a wetsuit, following cat-tracks… Life goes on, remaining (like Lyttleton) modest, informal, busy, and full of the same eclectic furniture and stories as before… but represented and ready for more.

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