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Cardrona home recognised at NZ Architecture Awards

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 12 Nov, 2020 | By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

A project at Cardrona has been recognised in the 2020 New Zealand Architecture Awards, held in Auckland last week.

The winners in the awards ranged from private houses to a high school, a bowling club to an ecosanctuary shelter and a chapel to an opera house.

Abodo Showcase Cardrona, a showroom for a timber supply company, took one of three awards in the small project category.

The building might look like a small house, but, the jury said, it functioned excellently as "a beautifully crafted display box of the best qualities of its product."

The judges said:

"Despite all the signifiers of a house, this showroom for a timber structural and cladding supplier is instead a beautifully crafted display box of the best qualities of its product.

"Precision and control are demonstrated across the fully clad timber exterior screen, as well as the expressed internal structural framing.

"The building itself confirms the promise that this timber product is strong and will not warp, and in doing so, fulfils its intention as a showcase for the manufacturer.

"Experimentation with the various products extends through the fitout and floorings, creating an overall effect of a precise and elegant container, inside and out.

"When is a house, not a house? When it is a showroom."

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