This issue is a celebration of the 2022 Home of the Year winners, a rich and diverse group of projects that deliver excellence, joy, and innovation. These are homes that describe what it means to live in New Zealand in 2022, and what is possible when design dares to be bold and intrepid.
As a group, these projects represent a diversity of form, scale, and material, and settle into sites from the most unconventional — high in the boughs of a stand of macrocarpa trees — to tight urban settings, each with a different array of outcomes worth celebrating.
Most notably, though, as diverse as the winning projects are, they all have one thing in common: innovation. They are projects where the architects, designers, clients, and craftspeople have pushed the boundaries, where they have dared to be experimental, to be thoughtful, original, and considered — each aiming for excellence in its own way.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this year’s winning projects. We hope you enjoy reading about them and watching our mini films as much as we enjoyed curating them.