We are very proud that at the Commercial Project Awards in Christchurch our Kōtuitui stage 2 won the Residential Award for 2022. Congratulations to Chancellor Construction and Avant Group.
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We are proud to announce Faith and Doubt as a 2022 Home of the Year winner! The catalyst for this design was a highly original family manifesto. Read more here: Faith & Doubt
We had a terrific few days with Conduit Marketing and Sam Hartnett shooting for The Local Project!
A highly skilled and experienced architect, Prue has a specific interest in housing as a vehicle for building community and an interest in sustainable architecture and regenerative design.
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 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 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 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…
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…
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.
We are proud to be a finalist in the 2021 World Architecture Festival for our Light Mine house in Kūaotunu!
We are proud to be a finalist in the 2021 World Architecture Festival for our Shapeshifter house in Omaha!
Golden glow. A trio of cubic forms combines in this Auckland home which positively glows in the dark like an urban lantern. -HOME Magazine
We are very proud of Jerome who will be assessing candidates for registration with the New Zealand Board of Registered Architects.
Thank you to the judges and congratulations to all of the other 2021 winners.
We are thrilled to have been awarded a gold medal by the New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards for our Kōtuitui Terraces with Avant Group. Huge congratulations to Chancellor Construction Ltd!
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 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 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…
Red House wins at the 2018 German Design Awards held in Frankfurt, a proud achievement for the practice and our Red House project.
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)
The new season of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces aired on New Zealand screens last week – George made a visit to Ken’s Coromandel Bach and had a lot of good things to say! You can catch up on the episode at TVNZ OnDemand…
Getting a feel for this West Coast site via helicopter – stunning location!
One of our Auckland projects currenty under construction featuring a spiralling staircase and some nice ‘Crosson orange’ safety tape
The Hut on Sleds House is featured in a new German publication – Open House 2: Design Criteria for a New Architecture by Florentine Sack. The book explores the idea of the ‘open house’ in both the literal sense of opening up the design of a house and also the fundamental attitude that understands people as not isolated…
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…
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
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…
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…
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
The Bach Bach is featured in the latest Houses magazine
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
A few recent shots of the Kawau Island project – opened right up to enjoy the beautiful weather!
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)
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…
A snippet from last week’s site visit… This alteration and addition to a beautiful Remuera Arts and Crafts gem is almost complete!
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”
Ken was on air with Jesse Mulligan last week talking about his new show ‘The New Zealand Home’ and our local architectural history. Click here to have a listen…
If you missed Ken in the first episode of The New Zealand Home, you can catch up at TVNZ OnDemand
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
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
New Zealand Herald’s Canvas magazine featured Ken in their ‘Brief Encounter; series in the weekend http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11666078
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
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
Methven Library + Museum
House under construction in Christchurch
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/
A project underway in Orewa. Here – you can see the internal courtyard start to take shape
Project on Kawau Island
Nohoroa House won an award at the NZIA Wellington Architecture Awards 2016
The Bach Bach won an award at the NZIA Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards 2016
The Orange wins an award at the NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards. Project by Crosson Clake Carnachan Architects
Ken on the red carpet with the trophy for the Architizer A+ Awards in New York on Thursday
We have won an Oscar for Architecture!!! Winners of the 2014 Architizer Awards for best residential house under 1000 sq ft, the trophy is very cool…
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 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
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!!
Ken Crosson featured in the Sunday Star Times back in December for his ‘Fastco Design’ award in New York
The Hut on Sleds featured in the 2013 Waterfront Mag issue of Beachfront, Lakeside and Riverfront Collection
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…
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…
Seems like the NZ Herald had the right priority with their coverage of the recent NZIA National Awards!
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!
The CA team attended the NZIA National Awards ceremony on the 24th May at the Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland
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!
Home Magazine talks to Ken about his experience on the Home of the Year Award 2010 Juding Panel
On Monday, the team raced on the yacht Wired in the 2013 GIB Architects Regatta. We had a fabulous day and won the Tasman Cup in the spinnaker division!
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…
Our scheme for a striking new home in the bush, ‘Red House’ won runner-up in the AAA Cavalier Bremworth Unbuilt Architecture Awards
In the Australasian design magazine ‘Urbis,’ our pint sized bach claimed the 2012 Best Bathroom, high praise indeed for this little hut
Ken Crosson was chosen as one of the top 100 architects in the world in the prestigious KIA ‘100 Architects of the Year 2012’ exhibition in Korea. Our Hut on Sleds was displayed at the exhibition which saw over 30 thousand visitors over five days!
The office prepares for Umbra through the conveniently positioned roof light
Ken Crosson and Nick Rowe on stage at the Timber Design Awards receiving the Exterior Innovation award for the Hut on Sleds
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.
Our Hut on Sleds on the cover of last week’s Viva magazine!
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.
Our Hut on Sleds house has made the shortlist for Residential Architecture Excellence and the Sustainability Award in the 2012 Timber Design Awards!
Our Hut on Sleds house is the New Zealand Herald! http://www.nzherald.co.nz/architecture/news/article.cfm?c_id=122&objectid=10818938
Part II of Ken Crosson on ‘Home Front’ with an up close and personal tour around his award winning Coromandel bach
Ken Crosson and John Wardle; the two antipodean prize winners at the Architectural Review House Awards in London last week
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/