Waikanae Passive House

Jason Quinn

This project was a melding of like minds. The clients told their architectural designer that they wanted a Passive House. They had already chosen their builder, who had experience in building to the Passive House standard. This beautiful house stunningly illustrates how Passive House standards can be met without constraining architectural creativity. It features curved ply ceilings and a subtle …

Bishop Street Passive House

Jason Quinn

The owners previously lived in a pristine 1930s-built character home, which was damaged beyond repair in the Canterbury earthquakes. A protracted settlement with their insurers gave the couple years to consider the type of house they wanted to live in. They chose a design that echoed the era of the previous home and suited the vernacular of their neighbourhood. The …

Kapiti expoHaus

Jason Quinn

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

Jason Quinn

Passive House Taupo is notable because its owner also designed and built it himself. Kim Feldborg is an experienced NZCB-certified builder who apprenticed in Denmark and has built timber homes around Europe, as far north as Greenland. This four bedrooms plus office, 260 m² family home blends into a new sub-division and offers majestic mountain views to the south across …

Coatesville eHaus

Jason Quinn

This imposing residence in a French style was built for three generations, with two homes connected by a very large kitchen and pantry. It also includes office space for the young couple who work from home. It is testament to the flexibility of the Passive House standard, which can accommodate different aesthetics. This is a very high quality build that …

George House

Jason Quinn

This stunning new build on a quarter acre section with views of the hills and lake in Wanaka was the first Passive House for its architect and builder and the first certified Passive House in the South Island. It won a 2016 NZIA New Zealand Architecture Award and thrilled its owners, who say it’s even more comfortable than they expected. …

Crump House

Jason Quinn

The clients had returned to New Zealand with three young children. Unable to find a suitable, warm home in Dunedin, they bought a derelict 150-year-old villa — and demolished it. The site has spectacular views and is close to the city centre. The five-bedroom, three-storey home was already designed before a decision was made to build it as a Passive …

Vauclin Residence

Jason Quinn

The clients came to eHaus with clearly-thought out requirements: simplicity without compromise on performance or construction. They wanted a Certified Passive House with quality, low maintenance and, durable construction. While energy efficiency was important, other performance standards were required. The house needed to be readily secured plus resilient to high winds, storms and earthquakes. Air quality and environmental considerations were …

Marriott House

Jason Quinn

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 …