Congratulations to New Zealand architectural firms Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects and Stevens Lawson Architects whose designs were shortlisted in the prestigious World Architecture Festival held last year in Spain. Their designs were among the 15 finalists in the festival’s completed building section/houses category.
The event, staged in Barcelona from November 3-5, attracted 630 entries located in 81 different countries and submitted by practices based in 62 countries–truly a global competition. The festival was an opportunity for peer review by some of the world’s most distinguished professionals, with a judging panel comprised of leading architects, allied professionals, clients, and critics.
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects director Paul Clarke approaches the early stage of a building design by freehand. "Vectorworks was the tool used to develop the drawings and details for the shortlisted house, the Great Barrier Island House, which has a timber exoskeleton referencing surrounding trees – Tasmanian blackwood, puriri and other native species," explains Clarke. "The building form has been elevated for flood protection and sited to protect existing vegetation and make the most of sun and native bird life on the property."
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects is using Vectorworks to develop 3D designs, which help sell houses before they are built. They recently worked on a building with an interesting roof and used Vectorworks 3D modeling to explore the aesthetic of an idea for a design.