2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Lindis Lodge is an adventurous and deeply considered response to the challenges of designing an isolated building in an awe-inspiring landscape. The architect has kept low to the ground plane, conceptualising the building as part of the land, or rather as another layer of the local morain topography. The sweeping roof form which is the building’s signature gesture is a tribute to the close collaboration, and persistence, of the architect and engineer Alistair Cattanach. Throughout, the layering of materials is well handled and effective, and the lodge offers guests a privileged experience in a special place. The architect has worked with sensitivity to reconcile the requirements of the client with the deference owed to the surrounding natural environment.