Modo Architects wins 2022 TIDA New Zealand Renovation of the Year

Congratulations to Brendon Monk of Modo Architects, winner of the 2022 TIDA New Zealand Renovation of the Year with an addition that makes the most of the outdoors

Watch Brendon Monk of Modo Architects, winner of 2022 TIDA New Zealand Renovation of the Year

After 12 years living in this house on a Marlborough vineyard, the owners called on the home’s original architect to provide extra living and entertaining spaces. plus a large covered outdoor living area.

At the same time, they wanted to extend the landscaping design, including regeneration of flora around the water edge.

This site is a family-owned vineyard next to a river called Spring Creek which runs right around the north and west boundaries.

Here, the weather can be very hot and dry in summer, and very cold in winter, with high sunshine hours year round.

While it made sense for the outdoor living area to be on the north side, facing Spring Creek, it had to be able to be sheltered from the prevailing winds.

It also acts as a large shading canopy for the dining room in summer, and creates a sun trap for winter.

The result is a multipurpose space, using full height sliding doors and a retractable roof, to operate both as an enclosed extension of the dining and living room, or a completely open deck.

The TIDA judges were impressed with how the addition has created a flexible extension of the whole central living pavilion, providing extra living room space as well as the large outdoor room.

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Story by: Trendsideas

Photography by: Simon Devitt

25 Nov, 2022

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