Resene awards announced last night

06 Sep 2013

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With some theatrical results

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While a glamorous heritage theatre took out the grand prize in the 2013 Resene Total Colour Awards last night, an equally theatrical home was also honoured.

Not only did Oakley Gray Architects win the top award for their work on the Regent Theatre in Dunedin but a house full of dramatic jewel-like colour designed by Australian-based Terry Hogg of Lick Light+Colour won the top Residential Interior award.  

In fact, this eye-catching home (above) was chosen by habitat magazine some months ago as the lead feature house in its next issue, due out at the end of this month, so make sure you keep an eye out for the next issue to see more of this remarkable home.

As the judges commented: “This project exemplifies an atmospheric palette. Careful consideration has been given to the art on the walls… Colours are highlighted by architectural structures. The entire house has been treated as a work of art – it’s a visual feast. It inspires and creates a sublime palette, indulgent yet still with elements of surprise. The red hall entrance closes you in and creates a statement and sense of anticipation the moment you arrive.” 

Second overall place, recipient of the Nightingale Colour Maestro Award, and the winner of the Residential Exterior section was Andrew Banks of Studio Pacific Architect for the council-owned Newton Park Apartments in Wellington. Tonal colour schemes and perforated screen panels transformed the exterior.

The judges wholeheartedly agreed that this project was completely delightful. “Appropriate to the environment with a nice sense of strength, variation and graphical quality.  The impact of line and form has been highlighted with colour, another means of identifying spaces. The colour gives solidity to the building and shows the power that colour can add.”

A Residential Interior Colour Creativity award was given to Kelly Gammie of Eucalyptus Design & Interiors for her arty renovation of an art deco house.

The judges commented that “this project demonstrates an innovative and contrived approach; incredibly clever. The colour concept was a unique way to decorate the space on a very limited budget. The colours are placed in such a way that the walls become the artwork.”

A Heritage Colour Maestro was won by Peter Reed, Salmond Reed Architects for Allendale House in Auckland. The judges commented: “Incredibly thoughtful, this colour palette is not punchy or overwhelming, it’s just completely appropriate. It has moved the building forward with respect. The respect applied makes you treasure it more as a reflection of times gone by. Neo-Georgian with a Victorian undertone, coloured with complete sensitivity for enjoyment today.”

A Lifetime Achievement award was given to interior designer and tutor Nanette Cameron. Nanette's name is familiar to the thousands of Aucklanders with a passion for art, design and architecture. During its 40-year history the Nanette Cameron School of Interior Design has instilled an understanding and appreciation of design and colour in more than 4000 students.

pictures Designed by Terry Hogg, Lick Light+Colour. Photograph by Ashley Mackevicius

Jewel like colour is a stunner

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Terry Hogg of Lick Light+Colour won the Residential Interiors section for this Australian home, which used a rich palette of colours including a jewel-like hallway in Resene Kaitoke Green. 

A theatrical scheme

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The overall winner of the Resene Total Colour Awards and winner of the Heritage section was Peter Porteous of Oakley Gray Architects for the Regent Theatre in Dunedin. The judges said that a “sense of lushness, opulence and theatrical atmosphere was added through an extensive array of hues. The colours chosen highlight and embrace the clever use of lighting with complete attention to detail. So traditional, yet still surprising. This project simply stands out. A completely clever use of colour.” Multiple colours were used including Resene Buff, Resene Cashmere, Resene Tradewind, Resene Opium, Resene Tom Tom, Resene Viola, Resene Gold, Resene Tsunami, Resene Vin Rouge and Resene Silver.  

An artful interpretation

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A Residential Interior Colour Creativity award was given to Kelly Gammie of Eucalyptus Design & Interiors for her arty renovation of an art deco house. This bathroom uses Resene Fuscous Grey, Resene Black White, Resene Half Sisal, Resene Triple Sisal, Resene Escape and Resene Aluminium. Described as "innovative and... incredibly clever" by the judges.

More like a work of art

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A detail from the living room wall of the art deco house designed by Kelly Gammie of Eucalyptus Design & Interiors, showing the creative blocking of Resene colour.  "The colours are placed in such a way that the walls become the artwork,” said the judges.

Tonal scheme a winner

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Second overall place, recipient of the Nightingale Colour Maestro Award, and the winner of the Residential Exterior section was Andrew Banks of Studio Pacific Architect for Newtown Park Apartments. He used different tonal colour schemes for the various buildings in the complex, in this case greens with Resene Lickety Split, Resene Christi, Resene Sulu, Resene Japanese Laurel and Resene Mantis. Described as "completely delightful" by the judges, which "shows the power that colour can add."

Red and orange highlights

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Another of the buildings at Newtown Park Apartments designed by Studio Pacific Architecture where perforated screen panels are joined by red/orange accents that include Resene Dynamite, Resene Flame Red and Resene Equator. 

A thoughtful scheme

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A Heritage Colour Maestro award was won by Peter Reed, Salmond Reed Architects for Allendale House in Auckland. It uses Resene Quarter Oilskin on walls with Resene Silver Chalice on the turret, Resene Half Rakaia mouldings, Resene Black White trims and Resene Blast Grey on the fence. As the judges commented: "Incredibly thoughtful, this colour palette is not punchy or overwhelming, it’s just completely appropriate."

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