Patrick Reynolds

NZIA AUCKLAND AWARDS 2015 WINNERS! by Strachan Group Architects

Congratulations to all NZIA Local Awards 2015 recipients! The SGA team went along to the Auckland Architecture Awards evening held at Motat Aviation Hall (a wonderful building in itself) late last month. The high standard of work was impressive, it's great to see so many new exceptional buildings contributing to our city, you can see an overview here.
Boatsheds came through with an award in the Housing category. Thanks to all involved, particularly clients Greg Lee and both client and collaborative architect Rachel Rush and talented builder Gary Bonham
Boatsheds will now go on to be considered for the NZIA National Awards later this year...albeit against some stiff competition! The project also recently won Best NZ Architect Designed Kitchen in the Trends Kitchen Awards.

SGA in some new publications by Strachan Group Architects

Make sure to pick up a copy of the latest Houses magazine to peruse this summer which features Boatsheds, it's hard to miss as it also made the cover!

A couple of Christmas present ideas...Green Modern is a new local publication by Claire McCall that features a selection of design-conscious New Zealand houses that embrace a more sustainable way of living. With an environmental agenda no matter the budget, Studio 19 VisionWest Community Housing is featured amongst a wide range of projects, from inner-city homes to remote retreats. You can pick up a copy here.

The new book BUNGALOW: From Heritage to Contemporary edited by Nicole Stock and photographed by Patrick Reynolds brings together some of New Zealand's best architectural writers and historians to document the bungalow's complex past and its varied and eminently modifiable present. Dave's House, Urban Shed is featured amongst some other significant and contrasting case studies, get a copy here.