ADNZ Judges said Over the Fence “is an authentic, laid back, low-key design for a bach extension, utilising a fantastic array of materials and the integration of landscape elements. The designer has managed to upgrade an existing house while also maintaining the tradition of a kiwi bach, evoking emotions of summer holidays, think wet togs, sandy floors, and jelly tip ice creams. The design demonstrates an excellent understanding of the site and the wants and needs of the client. The sustainability credentials are very impressive, as is the simple weatherboarding that creates a new look and feel while also complementing the other materials that have been introduced. The manipulation of materials and form to blend old with new is a particular strength in this project. The result is an outstanding example of a creative design solution with minimal environmental impact.”