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Featured Projects

Here is a selection of some of our featured residential designs as well as information about the technologies and materials involved. Click on any of the images in the gallery to be taken to more information about each project.


Armstrong House

This delightful little 2 bedroom (plus Study) home in Nelson's Wood area, was built on a site of just 320 sq.m. Traditional Japanese styling has always been a personal favourite and my client luckily shared such taste.

Armstrong House


The Solabode is an Award winning affordable eco home designed without compromising comfort, or the environment.
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In spring 2010 I discussed with Dr Grant Jones, the CEO of Nelson Environment Centre, the idea of having a geodesic dome greenhouse at the NEC centre, to be built in time for the grand opening day of their new premises, late in February 2011. Click here to read more and view the gallery.


Baden House

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. Click here to read more and view the gallery.


Cooke House

North facing solar gain glazing and Velux roof windows for additional gain in spring conditions. Materials are Black Onduline corrugated cladding with Macrocarpa timber facings to windows and corners. Slab and foundation perimeter are insulated with polystyrene. Click here to view the gallery.


Ball House

This house featured on the recent Eco-Fest tour of Eco houses in the greater Nelson area.
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Cole House

A small rural dwelling featuring full passive solar design. board and battened cladding created with textured plywood. Click here to view the gallery.


Fielding Nile St House

Cladding is natural white plaster (no paint) over extruded polystyrene, with Lawsons Cypress bevelback weatherboard as complimentary secondary cladding. Click here to view the gallery.

Fielding Nile St

Fielding Cleveland Terrace House

A modest sized family home built on a great little north facing site near Nelson City and overlooking the beautiful Maitai Valley. Click here to view the gallery.

Fielding - Cleveland Tce

Hammond House

Rockcote insulated cladding on timber frame with Woolblock extra insulation between studs.
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Overend House

Modest sized 2 bedroom passive solar home with styling influenced by traditional Japanese architecture. Clad with textured plywood and cover battens. Click here to view the gallery.


Petrie House

This 4 bedroom home in the Moutere Valley was styled like an early settler cottage of the Cape Cod "Salt Box" variety. Originally planned in Adobe, costs forced a compromise in using an experimental cob plaster over Polystyrene. Click here to view the gallery.


Rae House

Macrocarpa board and batten cladding. Angled wings respond to views and sun from all available aspects. Click here to view the gallery.


Walker/Shapiro House

The Walker/Shapiro House is a fully constructed adobe house at the Baton Valley featuring passive solar design to all north exposed rooms with extensive backup heating systems to combat long periods of sunless days in the Baton Valley. Click here to read more and view the gallery.

Wlaker/Shapiro House
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