Waikanae Passive House

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Energy Architecture was approached with a brief for a low maintenance dwelling to the Passive House standard. The client had already decided on the Passive House standard, independent of our advice and already had a builder lined up, who built their own certified Passive House project prior to construction of this project. Starting with the end in mind definitely made …

Bishop Street Passive House

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Bishop Street Passive House was designed as a character home to suit the preferences of the clients and the vernacular of the area by MCD Architecture. The design was then brought THECA design to make it into a Passive House. Often this approach can make it more difficult but certainly having the garage separate from home makes the Passive House design process …

Kapiti Show Home

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This eHaus design provides a contemporary 3 bedroom home with excellent use of space. Designed as the Kapiti expoHaus in 2015 it featured on Breakfast TV as the first certified project in the Wellington Region. It has been a catalyst for many others to choose Passive House homes. Fitted with a hydronic underfloor heating system and split hot water heat …

Passive House Taupo

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Passive House Taupo is a residential project designed and built by just one person, Kim Feldborg, as his family home. It is a 260-square-meter structure set in a subdivision near Lake Taupo with a majestic view of Mount Ruapehu. After Kim Feldborg and his family moved to Taupo from the UK they lived in a brand new home … that …

Coatesville eHaus

Nicole Amit

The client brief was two connected French style homes suitable for 3 generations of the same family. The attention to detail that has been employed has resulted in a very high quality home that not only looks amazing but is one of the highest performing Passive House’s that eHaus has designed to date. An ecoBlock Insulated Concrete Form (EPS blocks …

George House

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George House is a beautiful home with views of the Wanaka hills and lake, as well as the first certified passive house in the south island of New Zealand. The owners wanted a warm and healthy home with low running costs and this one delivers. This is one of the few Passive Houses in New Zealand that I’ve been able …

Crump House

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The clients for the project were a young family who had recently returned to New Zealand from overseas. They, with their 3 young children, had spent some time searching for a suitable home in Dunedin but, unable to find a warm house that would suit their needs, they decided to buy an older house, knock it down and build new. …

Vauclin Residence

Nicole Amit

from the clients original brief and captures very well the main drivers for this project: “We would like to build a certified passive house”. Our main objectives are: -Simplicity (design / layout / low technology / low key) -Durability and quality (high standard of workmanship / materials / detailing) -Low maintenance (choice of materials, designed for easy maintenance) -Strength (wind …

Marriott House

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The Marriott Passive House was designed for a professional couple with adolescent children to be used as a family home and home office at the same time.  The requirement for Passive House performance came from the client as well as the architect and was implemented into the building design from the start. As this was not the design teams first …

Brasell Residence

Nicole Amit

A single level comfortable energy efficient healthy home sized for a couple or small family. The style of the house should be modern rather than traditional, possibly including a mono-pitch roof style – that will survive Wairarapa winds! While designed primarily for functionality, visual appeal (from the street) is a benefit. The design does not need to be ‘rectangular’ and …