2020 Wellington Architecture Awards Winner
The house, designed in close partnership with the client, is a great study in sustainability going hand-in-hand with buildability and design, all on a tight budget. The design maximises passive solar design performance, and is tailored to construction techniques governed by the difficult site access and self-build approach. A warm palette of interior materials, including textured macrocarpa timber lining, contrasts with the industrial exterior. Metal mesh screens the terrace, supporting deciduous climbers which will further manage the solar gain.