Principal Jerome Buckwell a juror for NZIA Awards (Canterbury)

Principal Jerome Buckwell a juror for NZIA Awards (Canterbury)

Crosson Architects’ Principal Jerome Buckwell is honored to be the out of town juror for the 2022 NZIA Awards in Canterbury. With a long list of diverse credits to his name, Jerome is a vastly experienced and versatile architect with an extensive understanding of the design and delivery process – and a potentially borderline obsession…

Shapeshifter wins GOLD in the Best Awards 2021

Shapeshifter wins GOLD in the Best Awards 2021

Shapeshifter has been awarded a GOLD at the Best Awards 2021! An escape from a city apartment, the client was looking for a looser, more open space to spread out in a home well connected to the sun. A collector of sculpture and paintings, a sculptural home was the intent, providing an interesting and dynamic…

Shapeshifter, finalist in the Best Awards

Shapeshifter, finalist in the Best Awards

  Shapeshifter has been named a finalist for  the Best Awards 2021. An escape from a city apartment, the client was looking for a looser, more open space to spread out in a home well connected to the sun. A collector of sculpture and paintings, a sculptural home was the intent, providing an interesting and…

Light & Clay, finalist in the Best Awards

Light & Clay, finalist in the Best Awards

Light & Clay has been named a finalist for  the Best Awards 2021. A steeply sloping site below the road facing north. The intention was to design a modest family home that maximised the sun and connections to the view while maintaining privacy. The idea was to re-interpret the traditional suburban home in a contemporary…

NZIA National Architecture Awards 2021 – Light Mine wins!

NZIA National Architecture Awards 2021 – Light Mine wins!

This house is an exploration of strong sculptural forms referencing the mine shafts of the long-abandoned gold mines within the surrounds of the once wealthy historical gold mining town. Here, the shafts are inverted, mining the sunshine and starlight, extending into the sky as opposed to the earth. Within the strategically placed off-grid shafts drama…

NZIA National Architecture Awards 2021 – Recrafted Art House is a winner!

NZIA National Architecture Awards 2021 – Recrafted Art House is a winner!

The project involved an extensive restoration and refurbishment of a 1910’s era Bamford and Pierce Arts and Crafts home, the addition of a contemporary living wing connected to the existing house, and a re-planning of the site with two new additional outbuildings – a pool house and a separate garage with guest accommodation above.

Light & Clay, finalist in Home of the Year 2021

Light & Clay, finalist in Home of the Year 2021

A steeply sloping site below the road facing north, the intention for Light & Clay was to design a modest family home that maximised the sun and connections to the view while maintaining privacy. The idea was to re-interpret the traditional suburban home in a contemporary architecture that was memorable, exciting and had more than…

Kōtuitui Terraces Stage I, finalist in Home of the Year 2021

Kōtuitui Terraces Stage I, finalist in Home of the Year 2021

Kōtuitui Terraces has been named a finalist for Home of the Year 2021. Kōtuitui in Māori means ‘to connect’, a name gifted by Te Ākitai Waiohua to the development. These homes connect to mana whenua, to the land, to the community, the landscape and the city. The intention was to create a new connected community…

Light Mine wins Home of the Year 2020

Light Mine wins Home of the Year 2020

Light Mine has been named Home of the Year 2020. Rising from the dunes on Kuaotunu, the house catches the eye of passers-by, with its pyramid-like towers rising from the roof. The house, a low-slung, single level home, with room for children and grandchildren, is an exploration of strong sculptural forms that reference the mine…

Vote for your favourite Ponsonby Park design

There are 11 design submissions for the site at 254 Ponsonby Road aka Ponsonby Park. Beautiful urban public spaces can be very powerful! Be a part of the discussion in shaping the future of our city and vote for your favourite You can vote here… https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8978T2 (A perspective from LANDLAB’s design submission)

Ken Receives an NZIA President’s Award

  Ken was a 2016 recipient of a New Zealand Institute of Architects President’s Award at the New Zealand Architecture Awards held in Wellington last week. These awards are presented to those who promote the advancement of Architecture in New Zealand, the raising of practice standards and an increased awareness of architectural issues. Ken received recognition for his…

The Crosson Team

  Dragged everyone outside to squint for this lovely team photo From left: James Young, Linda Sun, Brent Hore, Florence Mangan, Nicola Bainbridge, Sam Caradus, Maria Simpson, Corbett Madden, Ken Crosson

We Are Hiring

  Crosson Architects are seeking two wonderful people to join our team! We are seeking an experienced Registered Architect with strong project management and excellent communication skills to run a wide variety of innovative and exciting projects in our supportive team environment. Ideally you will have a minimum of 5 years experience. We are also looking…

City House Country House: Contemporary New Zealand Homes

  John Walsh and Patrick Reynolds released a new book last week, City House Country House, featuring Crosson Architect’s Red House and CCCA’s The Orange. Another great book showcasing contemporary New Zealand Architecture – a beautiful visual record of our country’s innovative approaches to design in the home. “City House, Country House explores 40 of New Zealand’s most outstanding residential projects in…

Ken Crosson Guest Speaker at Archipro Evening

Earlier this month Ken was asked to speak at Archipro’s Meet, Greet & Eat event held at Ostro, where a room full of homeowners mingled and talked architectural ideas with the industry’s leading design professionals. Listen to Ken’s talk on Enlisting An Architect here: http://www.archipro.co.nz/ken-crosson?stage=Stage

Business North Feature – The Orange (CCCA)

Crosson Clarke Carnachan’s The Orange is featured in the latest Business North paper – Brent from the studio explains the design approach to the renovation of the existing Orange Hall, and addition of a contemporary and dynamic mixed-use building  

Home Magazine – My Favourite Building

In the latest issue of Home magazine, New Zealand Dance Company artistic director Shona McCullagh shares her memories of the Orange Hall and complements CCCA’s restoration of the ‘the old girl.’ (we love the orange outfit)

The New Zealand Home – Friday 29 July

Friday’s episode of The New Zealand Home was one not to be missed! Ken and Goran passed through a substantial period in our country’s architectural history. A time when many new architectural styles started to appear in our suburbs – Ken takes us through the origins of the Lockwood house, the emergence of Sir Miles Warren and…

Site Visit

A snippet from last week’s site visit… This alteration and addition to a beautiful Remuera Arts and Crafts gem is almost complete!  

The Orange ‘complements its predecessor’

Check out the latest write up on CCCA’s The Orange in the New Zealand Herald! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=11681028 “The Orange is well worth a drive-by for all commercial architecture geeks and anyone with a passion for Auckland’s heritage cannot fail to be captivated by the magic of the old hall”

The New Zealand Home series ‘right on track’

The first episode of the New Zealand Home hosted by Ken Crosson and Goran Paladin aired on Friday night – check out Stuff.co.nz’s response! http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/81906664/The-New-Zealand-Home-New-series-on-our-architectural-history-is-right-on-track

WAF Finalist!

Red House is a finalist in this year’s World Architecture Festival to be held in Berlin later this year! http://www.homestolove.co.nz/inside-homes/news/three-new-zealand-homes-make-shortlist-world-architecture-festival

Rebuilt refugee centre officially opened

The new Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, a project we designed in association with Designgroup New Zealand, was recently officially opened by John Key and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/306701/rebuilt-refugee-centre-officially-opened

New TV Series – Ken explores the NZ Home

The New Zealand Home, a new TV series hosted by Ken Crosson and Goran Paladin will be airing next week of TV1 – Here’s the first look… http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/81309269/Ken-Crosson-and-Goran-Paladin-delve-into-the-history-of-The-New-Zealand-Home  

More with Less magazine

Our Spanish friends over at More with Less magazine posted a feature on our Hut on Sleds a wee while back. Have a look… http://morewithlessdesign.com/the-hut-on-sleds/

Orange Hall

The tacked-on addition to the Orange hall is nearly completely removed. One of the demolition contractors is spraying water to keep the dust down as the digger works below

The Orange construction under way

The new year kicks off with a bang for the team at Crosson Clarke Carnachan as work commences on The Orange development on Newton Road in Auckland. Here, the back of the existing lodge/dance hall building is being prepared and excavated for structural strengthening and renovation

Architizer Shortlist!

Another accolade for our Hut on Sleds… It has just been shortlisted for the annual Architizer Awards in New York and is now featured on their homepage. They are getting into the kiwi lingo by calling it bach!!

Fast Company Innovation Awards

Ken has just returned from the Fast Company Innovation Awards in New York where our Hut on Sleds received another international award. 1200 entries from around the world were condensed to 60 innovative projects. Some of the finalists included extraordinary innovation and ranged from the NASA designed Mars Rover Vehicle (cost $2.5 billion US) to…

Getting stuck in

We cut our teeth with alterations and post GFC – we’re finding more and more of these projects happening as our clients choose to stay put. We’re particularly excited about this majestic Arts and Crafts house in Remuera – a real challenge but the owners are willing to give it the respect it deserves. Here our…

NZIA Awards 2013

A snap of Ken doing his acceptance speech at the NZIA Awards 2013. We received a NZ National Award. This is a proud moment as it was our third NZ National Award in the last two years!

Vespa Gang

The CA Green Initiative – more and more of our team are switching from fuel hungry cars to green and efficient Vespas. Just doing our bit for the environment. Plus – Vespas are cool!

Ken and Mike took part in planting 1000 native trees again this year as part of the 10,000 tree planting scheme to create a native reserve in Raglan. This is the first time the Woodland Trust has undertaken a project like this outside of the UK. The hard work and organisation of the project is…

WAN House of the Year Awards

The Hut on Sleds has made it onto the shortlist of the international WAN House of the YEar Awards! Check out the judges coments: I love it (Piers Gough) It doesn’t steal someone else beach (Piers Gough) I Love this, I would but one if I could! (Ellie Stathaki) That is so great; this is…

Timber Design Awards 2012

The Hut on Sleds does it again! It gained Highly Commended for Residential Architecture Excellence and won the award for the Best Exterior Innovation at the 2012 Timber Design Awards.

World Architecture Festival 2012

The Hut on Sleds has continued to impress judges around the globe. The project has joined the elite of the architectural world again and made the shortlist for the 012 World Architecture Festival Awards. A presentation will be made to an international jury in October in Singapore.

Dezeen Magazine

Have a look at the online magazine ‘Dezeen’ to see fantastic architecture from around the world, and even more photos of our award winning Tutukaka house http://www.dezeen.com/2012/07/05/tutukaka-house-by-crosson-clarke-carnachan-architects/