Thanks to newly installed solar panels, the owners of Saddle Hill house have been classed as a power station by their power company. Our Energy pays the family around 12c a unit of electricity for surplus power. They use gas for cooking and heat the house with an efficient woodstove and a SoHo Ventpac that
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Wadestown Solar Home celebrates 15 years of active solar design this month. This clip from TV1’s 2003 show ‘Homefront’ tells the story. In it Aonui architect Richard Wright and his wife Judith take us for a tour of their then newly built family home, which now includes the offices of Aonui Architecture. 15 years on
Aonui Architecture has opened two “branch offices”! In response to the Covid-19 lockdown Aonui Architecture staff are working remotely from homes in Pukerua Bay and Mt Cook, in addition to our Wadestown Solar Home base. Please contact us on the usual media – email, phone , and Facebook. We wish all our clients the best
Te Whare-iti prefabricated modules have been identified by Ngāti Kahungunu iwi as potential solutions for Papakāinga housing. Multi-family and multi-generational houses sharing living areas include common courtyards as well as private whānau spaces. Check out our concept sketch!
Aonui is working with Conqa! Aonui is enjoying working with Conqa creating a simplified pathway for gaining building consents for our Te Whare-iti off-site manufactured houses. Stuff article of 6/2/2020 reported on this Kiwi tech company on a growth path in the Australasian construction industry. Local company Conqa is one of 12 companies from 180
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 Aonui team refining the concept for their Prefab NZ snug design. Watch this space!
New seating and tables designed by Aonui arrived in the Te Whaea atrium last week. The couches are comfy with ample space to sit back, and set with the new plywood tables they look simply great! Thanks for making such a great job Matt Hankock – Kadima Furniture – and Matt Whitburm – Whitburn Design
Wadestown Solar Home celebrates 15 years of active solar design this month This clip from TV1’s 2003 show ‘Homefront’ tells the story. In it Aonui architect Richard Wright and his wife Judith take us for a tour of their then newly built family home, which now includes the offices of Aonui Architecture. 15 years on
Saddle Hill house features in latest issue of Australasian magazine Sanctuary – Modern green homes (No. 42, 2018). Richard and Anya describe the house as having even warmth and coolness, rather than it being isolated to certain spaces or varying over planes of a room. “Because of the design of the house and our low
Unlike the family featured here, Aonui clients with the same multi-generation structure deliberately sought to build and share a single nine bedroom home for traditional cultural reasons rather than through economic necessity.
A study released by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust is the first research anywhere in the world to specifically evaluate the value buyers place on the sunshine hours received by different property. This puts some numbers on what we have been saying to clients for years – not so much the cost of
Aonui won the Residential Interior category with the Saddle Hill House,Tawa, at the Resene Total Colour Awards – 8th September 2016 Saddle Hill House, Tawa Judges said: “The warmth of the neutral wall colours – when so often we see white – creates an underlying sense of cosiness and warmth, reinforced by the stronger colour
Aonui won at the recent 2016 Architecture Awards in the ‘Small Project’ category with a design for an Artist’s Studio. Martinborough Artist Studio. The judges gave the following description: “The sloping roof line and corrugated aluminium cladding of this very charming artist studio and sleepout give just a hint of farm vernacular. Within the box, plywood
Aonui has just been shortlisted for a 2016 NZIA Award within the category ‘Small Project Architecture’ for our Artist’s Studio in Martinborough! Judges will be visiting site mid-March on a jury tour and results should be out on 28 April! Watch this space!
“Smart solutions the Wright way” says Dominion Post, 7 March 2015. Wellington’s Richard Wright is an entrepreneur, environmentalist and inventor as much as an architect and after 30 years in the industry he continues to push the boundaries of innovation when it comes to building houses. Jill Wild explains, in an architect profile. Richard Wright
Otago Daily Times ran this promotion on 14 February 2015 for our much loved Dunstan Halt which is on the market! This is a house designed to be seen in the expansive Central landscape but not intrude upon it. It was designed in 2008 by Wellington firm Aonui Architecture for owners wanting to live a
Have a look at the latest Stuff House of the Week, hope you like it as much as we do! One couple’s quest to “live lightly on the land” led to them creating the ultimate retreat – an environmentally friendly eco-home built right into nature. After downing tools to sail the world some years ago,
Windows are about to go in at Pirie St! Looking forward to seeing the scaffolding come down in the next month so that we can see the latest addition to the neighbourhood.
High on “Saddle Hill” above Tawa, this active solar house is rapidly taking shape. Roof due next week. See more about Saddle Hill house