Exciting news - two homes that have previously featured in our pages have been shortlisted for awards at the World Architecture Festival, to be held in Barcelona in November. One of those houses is Te Kaitaka - the Lake Wanaka retreat by Stevens Lawson Architects, which won our Home of the Year award this year:

You can see some of photographer Mark Smith's shots of the house at an earlier post here: http://homenewzealand.blogspot.com/2010/08/more-shots-of-our-winning-house.html

The other house to be shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival is a holiday home on Great Barrier Island by Paul Clarke of Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, which we featured in our December/January issue last year:

You can see more of Simon Devitt's shoot of the house by Paul Clarke at an earlier post here: http://homenewzealand.blogspot.com/2009/12/more-outtakes.html
All the architects are going to Barcelona in November to make presentations about their buildings to the judges.
Congratulations are also due to New Zealand firms that have been shortlisted in other categories. They include Warren & Mahoney, who are shortlisted in the Civic & Community section of the festival for their design of the Supreme Court in Wellington, Auckland's RTA Studio, who are shortlisted in the Learning category for the AUT lecture theatres and conference centre they designed, and Copeland Associates Architects for their design of the Northland Event Centre.
Good luck to everyone involved - and have a great time in Barcelona.