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Runner Up at ITM Wild Tomato Building & Architecture Awards 2010 for "Best Eco Building" - Read more...

Double height space Passive Solar Design has been incorporated into this new two storey dwelling at Campbell Street Nelson for a family of 6. Combining a spacious Family/Dining and Kitchen area with a first floor mezzanine Gallery area enables both excellent energy efficiency and space efficiency by allowing all bedrooms and the Lounge to access directly off this light and airy sunspace. The full height 200mm thick concrete masonry walls combine structure, room partitions, sound proofing, finish and of course significant thermal mass to off set the higher cost of heavy weight materials required in high performance passive solar designs.

The Baden house is progressing very well with Builder Phillip Hay on the job. Of particular note are the fabulous internal 2 storey high exposed concrete masonry walls using charcoal coloured honed surface blocks laid in stackbond pattern. These walls are for thermal mass, noise control, structure for floors and roofs and are the finish without any need for paint or linings. We will be experimenting with the Tung oil sealer for a semi gloss finish. See the Baden House for recent photos.

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