2020 New Zealand Architecture Awards Winner
Lake Hayes Cottage
A strong client–architect partnership underlies the design and construction of this seamless, well-proportioned addition to an existing (relocated) cottage. Subtle shifts from old to new run through the entire project. Found materials have been revitalised and (re)composed alongside new elements, yielding a texturally rich result that defies any timeframe definition. The single device which connects them all is a glass and timber bridge which straddles a creek and also seems to straddle time. Minimalist detailing confirms the bridge’s contemporary construction, yet the feel of its interior is so established that it suggests it could be the oldest ‘found object’ on the site. This addition is a beautiful pause between related worlds.