Completed: 2019, Hawea Flat
Builder: Davidson Building Ltd
Photography: Simon Devitt
This small house was designed for a young couple on a vacant section in Hawea Flat
Simple rectangles in plan - in section the building leans forward – into the prevailing wind – forming overhangs to the northern sun.
A panoramic skylight runs near the length of the building and connects to a vertical window.
Thrifty detailing with colourful trimmings, simple geometric shapes with carefully thought out planning make this an affordable undertaking for a young family.
The form of the building is compact giving a low form factor, and with its compactness comes low energy demand.
Currently the house has completed 2 build stages, with a third planned for the future when funds permit.
Materials were chosen for their economies and their durability qualities.
Passive House Energy calculations were used to drive design decisions – using current climate data and predicted future climate data.