The National Supreme Awards are the pinnacle of the year’s national event – there can be only two.
Possibly the builders most coveted awards, this is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
National Category Winner
Given to those who win a National Category title.
The Top 100 homes in the country achieve Gold Reserve status each year, and proceed to the National Finals.
Two Local Supreme Awards are awarded from each regional event.
This is awarded to the builder with the highest score in the Workmanship category of the judging criteria.
Local Category Winner
The highest-scoring Gold Award Winner becomes the Local Category Winner.
These are given to entrants who achieve 90% of the available points and judged to be at least 80% above industry standard.
Set high in the foothills of Mt Pisa, overlooking the Grandview Ranges and the mighty Clutha River, rests Rangi Kahu. Designed by architect James Stockwell, this home with its multi-faceted ceiling, is inspired by Japanese astrophysicist Koryo Miura’s ‘Miura fold’.
The home was a huge technical challenge and so beautifully finished, the judges named it Supreme New Home, as well bestowing the Craftsmanship Award on it.
Partially buried to maintain a low profile in the surrounding environment, the rooftops are expressed as a landscape of ridges and valleys.
Soaring walls of glass span the length of the building, cleverly protected from summer sun. Mercifully, light and warmth still flood the interior in winter.
The relatively modest 176sqm house consists of three well-appointed double bedrooms, accompanied by three exquisite bathrooms.
The main living space runs the length of the structure and includes some beautiful pieces of bespoke joinery.
Overhead, glass pulls light into the rear of the dwelling. The finely crafted Canadian oak panelled ceiling demands attention, folding to embrace the living space.
The separate studio, echoes the form of the main house, providing a space for reflection and calm.