Gable silhouette

Distinctive Designs

Read your regional magazine here

This executive home, inspired by the work of Sir Miles Warren, won Greg Young of Young Architects a major award at the Canterbury/Westland Regional ADNZ Resene Architectural Design Awards.

The project called ‘Gable Silhouette’ won the Residential New Home over 300sqm Architectural Design Award, and also the Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award.

A simple family home in the suburb of Merivale, the design’s focus was on the enjoyment of living in it, rather than impressing the neighbours.

It is a simple home, concentrating on the beauty of its symmetry, and the materials used in it.

The internal spaces are designed to be warm and welcoming, focussing on their purpose and their surroundings. The aesthetic has been inspired by the early work of Sir Miles Warren and the architecture of Central Otago, for this reason a simple gable form was chosen for the home.

Judges said that Greg had done an excellent job of successfully placing a large executive home, while maintaining a single gable, on a long narrow site.

“The use of braces and straps on trusses introduces a strong graphic element and the roof line adds a shadowing element to the look and feel,” the judges said.