This house was originally built in 1952. With narrow side yards and a towering edifice on the northern side of the site the strict district planning requirements and neighbours’ concerns had to be addressed.
The client wanted an understated house that reflected its history and had a friendly aspect to the street. They also wanted a sustainable approach to the design.
The sustainable approach included: reuse of the existing house where possible, energy efficient lighting, natural ventilation, heat pump technology for hot water and in slab heating, high insulation values and double glazing, rainwater harvesting for irrigation and good acoustics throughout.
This project won an NZIA Local award in 2012.
CCM Architects is a design lead New Zealand practice. We bring a commitment to architecture that serves the users and delivers for the client fresh ideas, creativity and simplicity out of complex issues.
Our experience ranges from large scale university campuses and hospitals through to civic parks and streetscapes. We understand the importance of urban design to enhance the connections and spaces between buildings for users and the impact this has on creating quality buildings.
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