Aonui is a winner in the PrefabNZ SNUG Competition with Te Whare-iti

Aonui’s Te Whare-iti is a winner in the PrefabNZ SNUG house design competition for small affordable homes for Auckland city!

Whare-iti can suit a range of sites, and spaces as narrow as nine metres. Box-forms plug into a services core in a variety of configurations to best suit yard size, sun, views, access and budget. The living space is a multi-use space and serves as a bedroom by night, with sliding doors, preserving kitchen access for others. Sustainable design includes locally-sourced timber panels, passive solar harvesting, thermal mass, electric window openers and a roof pitch suitable for solar powe.

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The design is based from modules, with a focus on adaptable design for the client’s requirements. The modules are designed with the goal of achieving a Lifemark score of 5, which TWI 15 was provisional 5 stark. TWI15 is shown below.

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What the judges said: “It looks like a rectilinear box, but the configurable interior allows for changes to walls to give diagonal view-lines and paths of interest. An exceptionally well-considered design that is aesthetically adaptable and flexible, and easily imagined as a complementary dwelling in a number of New Zealand sections.”

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The SNUG competition brief was to design ‘a home in my backyard’. The designs were required to be under 65m2 to meet requirements by Auckland Council.

Visit www.tewhare-iti.co.nz to see how to get the perfect plan to fit your backyard, beach section or lifestyle block.

http://www.prefabnz.com/Projects/Detail/snug

Watch our video below showcasing the flexibility of Te Whare-iti.