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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 bach 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 shafts of the area’s long-abandoned gold mines and features three ‘pods’ scattered around a casual grassy courtyard.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project – in particular to the talented team in our studio; to Chris and Bob – collaborating with you has been amazing, we created a home together and a piece of architecture that we hope will enrich the lives of you, and the family, for many years to come; to Bob and Percival Construction for building with craft; and to the many consultants and suppliers.

And, thank you to the judges, HOME Magazine and their sponsors Altherm Window Systems, and to our fellow finalists – we really are in good company.

Read more at HOME Magazine where you can watch a video of the project.
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