Wanaka Wedge House wins 2021 Residential Design Architecture Award

The Wanaka Wedge House in Central Otago, New Zealand won a citation in the 2021 Residential Design Architecture Award. Visit the project page for more information on this unique custom home.

RDAA exceeded expectations in this extraordinary year of pandemic challenge and received more than 370 entries in 11 categories of residential design. With such a large pool of entries from the top firms in the country, the competition was formidable, and our judges had some very tough decisions to make in their lengthy deliberation. Ultimately, they selected just 38 projects for awards, including one Project of the Year, 13 Honor awards, and 24 Citation awards.

Serving on this year’s judges panel were six accomplished architects with special expertise in residential architecture: Allison Ewing, FAIA, Hays+Ewing Design Studio, Charlottesville, Va.; Joseph Tanney, FAIA, Resolution 4: Architecture, New York, N.Y.; Kirsten Ring Murray, FAIA, Olson Kundig, Seattle, Wash.; Geoffrey Warner, FAIA, Alchemy, Saint Paul, Minn.; Allan T. Shulman, FAIA, Shulman+Associates, Miami, Fla.; and David E. Neumann, FAIA, Neumann, Lewis, Buchanan Architects, Washington, D.C.

The jury reviewed projects at their own pace virtually before gathering for an intense, real-time deliberation over Zoom of the strongest entries. It was an exhilarating and exhausting process, yielding a body of nationally important and inspiring residential architecture.

Full editorial coverage of this competitions winning projects will appear in the print edition of Residential Design, Volume 3, 2021, with an expanded online version to follow: https://www.residentialdesignmagazine.com

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