2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Gibbs House (1985)
As elegant yet playful today as it was when first built in the mid-1980s, this post-modern pavilion, commissioned originally for a high-achieving, art-loving, entrepreneurial family, is luxurious without being lavish, daring without being showy, polished without being cold. Almost 30 years on, the corrugated stainless steel ceiling, the daringly unfenced pool, the pops of colour and the massive Corbusier-red steel beam that flings itself out to the north-west remain bold, confident and full of energy. The play of light and the handsome spaces for sociability imagined by its creators retain their capacity to inspire and delight.