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Media and Awards

winner of the "house of the year Master Builders Awards"  2022 -
canterbury region 
Builders own house


Parsons Construction have won the "House of the Year Master Builders Awards" in the Canterbury Region for "Builders Own Home" with "Parsons House". 

"This magnificent ode to craft opens up, with panels of glass drinking in sunlight and revealing that dazzling view."

Project: Parsons House, Christchurch, New Zealand 

2022, Winner



MC Architecture Studio "Cass Bay Renovation" has been recognized for its exceptional quality and received a special mention in Architizer A+ Awards 2022, Residential Additions.

Project: Cass Bay Renovation, Christchurch, New Zealand 

2022, Special Mention

Wellington Civic Trust Award 2019
- Runner Up

60 Cuba has been recognised and celebrated by the Wellington Civic Trust for its positive contribution to the character, charm, and functionality of Wellington.

"May many others follow this example."

- Judges citation

Project:  60 Cuba, Wellington, New Zealand 

2019, Runner Up

Best of Houzz 2017 Design Award

MCAS – Max Capocaccia Architecture Studio has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The architecture firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals.

Project: Kingswood, Ferrymead, New Zealand

2017, Winner

IDA - International Design Awards 2015
-Honorable mention

MCAS project "Kingswood" recieved an honourable mention at the International Design Awards 2015.


Project: Kingswood House, Ferrymead,

New Zealand

2016, Honorable mention

Prototype of a sustainable unit

Third prize
Galapagos – 0 Latitude
Prototype of a sustainable unit.
Architects: Max Capocaccia, Paola Fiamin, Alessandro Pace

NZIA Canterbury Awards 2022 
- Shortlisted 


MC Architecture Studio "Parsons House" has been recognized for its intricate detailing and the created environment by being shortlisted for NZIA Canterbury's 2022 Awards.

Project: Parsons House, Christchurch, New Zealand 

2022, Shortlisted

TIDA Homes 2019
t designed New Home award 
- Highly Commended


MC Architecture Studio "Wall House" was highly Commended in the 2019 TIDA Homes –

Architect-designed New Home Awards

Project: Wall House, Christchurch, New Zealand 

2019, Highly Commended

Winner of World Architecture News Award for Modern Method of Construction 2017

“This project is a deserving project that exemplifies the use of Modern Methods of Construction at the local level.  Not only does the project create innovative architecture through the use of the MMC but it shows how the small scale residential projects can benefit in terms of living comfort and sustainability through MMC methods that shine as an example to the larger developer projects.” - Jury citation


Project: Black Door House, Christchurch,

New Zealand

2017, Winner

NZIA Canterbury Design Awards 2016
- Kingswood HOuse Shortlisted

Project: Kingswood House for NZIA Canterbury Design Awards 2016

NZIA Canterbury
Pavilion design competition

-runner up

Runner Up
Project: Pallet Pavilion for NZIA Canterbury's Pavilion Design Competition 

Design of a knife for paraplegic people

Honorable mention
Maniago design
Design of a knife for paraplegic people
Architects: Max Capocaccia, Federico Ciocca
Graphic: Marco Mancinelli

Cass Bay Renovation published
on architecture now - 2022

Cass Bay Renovation has been published by Architecture Now.

"A curated journey to the shoreline is forged through the renovation of this home in Cass Bay, near Lyttelton."

kingswood published
Building Character, Transforming Old Homes for Modern Living

Kingswood published in Building Character, Transforming Old Homes for Modern Living, Images Publishing.

Year: 2020

Internationally released

wall house featured on archdaily

Wall House has been featured on Archdaily.

"This residential home resides atop Mt Pleasant in Christchurch, New Zealand overlooking the natural landscape of the mountain and the waters of the Estuary. Designed to the landscape and surrounding environment, the building’s form stands honestly with purpose." ...

kingswood published in
apartment living

Kingswood published Apartment Living, New Zealand, Penguin Publishing.

Year: 2017

Internationally released

black house featured on

Title: Heating and insulation help winter moods

Project: Black House 

Year: 2015

"Brought up and trained in Rome and moving to Canterbury in 2007, Capocaccia has designed a house that uses geothermal heating from the Port Hills, drawing heat out of the soil and below via a heat transfer system even in the cold winter months." - Alan Wood (Author)

Parsons House published
on architecture now - 2022

Parsons House has been published by Architecture Now.

"This thoughtful collaboration between an architect and his clients offers both a sense of enclosure and one of release, with a subtle nod to the architect’s Roman roots.

Requested author of book "Building Character, Transforming Old Homes for Modern Living"

MCAS's vey own Caleb Skene, requested by publishing company Images Publishing as the author of "Building Character, Transforming Old Homes for Modern Living."

interviewed for sanctuary magazine 

Interviewed by Rebecca Gross for our knowledge on structuralli insulated panel (SIP) construction for Sanctuary Magazine, Issue 41, 2018.

"As cost-effective, resource-efficient and sustainable builds increasingly become a priority, structural insulated panels (SIPs) provide a strong, efficient and lightweight prefabricated alternative....."

kingswood Featured in architecture now

Article Title: Industrial Past - Kingswood House

Year: 2016

A former port building overlooking Lyttelton Harbour has been rebuilt and transformed into an industrial-style home with a ski-making workshop and a skate ramp in the basement.

kingswood featured on archdaily

Kingswood has been featured on Archdaily.

"The client requested an open space that celebrate the view to the port and create privacy from the surrounding..."

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