Press & Awards

For nearly two decades, Jessop Architects has been making news with their innovative designs and cutting-edge use of materials, as well as winning awards for their supreme contribution to new home builds and kitchen and bathroom renovations.

AWARDS

Highly Commended Trends International Design Awards 2016 – Wanganui Ave

Best of Houzz Winner 2015 
- Glendowie Residence

South Pacific Passive House Awards 2015 
- Glendowie Residence

Finalist International Passive House Awards 2014
 – Glendowie Residence

Trends Top 30 New Zealand Homes 2012 
- Boocock – Hahei

Trends Top 30 New Zealand Bathrooms 2012 
- Boocock – Hahei

Resene NZIA Finalist 2010 
- Thomas – Rakino

Master Builders House of the Year 2007 
- Boocock – Hahei

House of the Year 2005 
- Tozer – Waiheke

IN THE PRESS

Grand Designs NZ: ‘Modest bach’ wows in modernist glass and steel

Most episodes of Grand Designs contain a degree of relationship drama, but in the latest instalment of Grand Designs NZ it’s made clear from the beginning that this episode contains more than its fair share.

Country home’s glass extension transforms the living space

This Whitford house is in a picturesque location, but the view was not maximised, says architect Darren Jessop, who was commissioned to design the extension on the right.

Intelligent design

Kitchens in open-plan living spaces look great in magazines. The cleaner’s been, the stylists have done their stuff, and the photographer’s picked a perfect day for the shoot. But how does it look on a rainy night in July? – Well, this one looks pretty good.

A Spacial Aesthetic

Kitchens in open-plan living spaces look great in magazines. The cleaner’s been, the stylists have done their stuff, and the photographer’s picked a perfect day for the shoot. But how does it look on a rainy night in July? – Well, this one looks pretty good.

Divide and Conquer

Kitchens in open-plan living spaces look great in magazines. The cleaner’s been, the stylists have done their stuff, and the photographer’s picked a perfect day for the shoot. But how does it look on a rainy night in July? – Well, this one looks pretty good.

Ponsonby Kitchen – Houses March 2016

Kitchens in open-plan living spaces look great in magazines. The cleaner’s been, the stylists have done their stuff, and the photographer’s picked a perfect day for the shoot. But how does it look on a rainy night in July? – Well, this one looks pretty good.

Ponsonby Bathroom – Houses March 2016

The original façade of this period villa complements the light, contemporary spaces within

Fusion in white

The original façade of this period villa complements the light, contemporary spaces within

Building the good life

Having time to tinker is an integral part of the Rakino Island escape that is, as the brochures say, “40 minutes from Auckland, yet a million miles away”. And there has been a lot of tinkering on this 10-acre property…

The Contented Castaways

To counteract their busy city existence, an Auckland couple craves seclusion and the simple life. they’ve found both on the Hauraki Gulf’s Rakino Island.

Traditional character bungalow gets magical renovation

One of the most challenging aspects of renovating an older home is the fact that you never know what to expect once you start pulling it apart.

Contemporary holiday home on clifftop with expansive views

Modern holiday home by architect Darren Jessop features large living area completely open to long deck

The elements of Passive Design

Architect Darren Jessop worked closely with the owners of this Auckland home to create the first certified Passive House in Australasia, meeting an exacting set of international standards.

Renovated and modernised Herne Bay bungalow

To provide a seamless transition between old and new, the architect of this traditional bungalow renovation created a modern interpretation of a return veranda at the rear of the house

Part of the scenery

This house sits neatly on a limited footprint of dense, bush-clad land

Ocean’s Edge

This modern residence combines an architectural response to its seaside environment with an interior that offers guests an intriguing approach to the scenery

Darren Jessop features in Trends Renovation Ideas, talking about how to make a villa modern