Extended family living under one roof for reasons of tradition rather than economic necessity is becoming common in New Zealand especially among the more recent immigrant community.
Nett Zero Box
The challenge of a net zero energy home in Central Otago – currently at design phase –is primarily one of maintaining thermal comfort throughout the temperature range between 35°C in summer and -10°C in winter.
P.V Generation Home – Waikanae
A passive and active solar home within a sustainable subdivision, complete with community-shared solar power, hot water and swale wetlands.
Wetlands Retreat, Kapiti Coast
Two single hipped roofed pavilions nestle among a wetland of national importance and surrounded by fruit and nut trees. The two pavilions are bridged by an outdoor loggia and entry space.
Waikanae Active Solar House
This heavily insulated house is the second to be completed at Greenaway Gardens and demonstrates the flexibility of active solar design.