structures. Private dwellings in Central Otago that collected awards were Alexandra Tent House, designed by Irving Smith Jack Architects; Emerald Bluffs House, in Wanaka, by RTA Studio; a Lake Hayes home by Warren and Mahoney Architects and Acland House, in Wanaka, designed by Rafe Maclean Architects. Acland House was also awarded in the sustainable architecture category.
Rock over tomyhouse: The set of Beorn’s house, built in Paradise for the shooting ofThe DesolationOfSmaug in 2011. A YouTube clip concentrating on the set and the shooting that took place there has just been released in anticipation of the film’s upcoming release. Heritage winner: The refurbished Pitches Store in Ophir (pictured) was a gem of a building that uplifted the soul, judge and Queenstown architect Bronwen Kerr said at the 2013 Southern Architecture Awards on the weekend. Designed by Queenstown-based Michael Wyatt Architect the 1880s built store has since been developed into a restaurant and hotel. The work won an award in the heritage category. A new Cromwell bus shelter and public toilet by Mary Jowett Architects was awarded in the small project category. Judges said a pattern of falling leaves, cut in relief from a rusted steel sheet, brought a poetic influence to the
At home: Acland House in Wanaka.