Architectural home on challenging site 2016
Seldom do you have the opportunity to throw convention to the wind, and use what many considered impossible to generate innovative design inspiration.
This house sits atop a steeply sloping ridge, sheltered beneath a 400 year old Pohutukawa tree with expansive views in two directions. Exposed to both elements and two horizons, this house is oriented for generous solar gain with private living that follows the sun.
A prefabricated performance enclosure and low maintenance exterior is coupled with innovative hand-crafted interiors and recycled material from the site and original cottage therein.
Size: 220m² 7 split levels. 4-bedroom, 2 bathroom, studio + open
plan Foundation/floor: Deep concrete piles, insulated slab and soil nails
Cladding: Profiled sheet metal roof & walls Windows: Thermally broken double glazed aluminium Heating: Passive solar + heat pump UFH + wetback wood burner + pool Lighting: Low voltage LED throughout - many fittings custom
Wastewater: Council connected
Freshwater: Dual: Filtered rainwater + mains
Upcycling: Rimu, blue glass, mesh, copper, garden rocks (gabions), tyre
Original budget (shell): $1,000,000 Fit out: Ongoing!