Project Description

Private Home, Remuera

On a tight urban infill site in the heart of Remuera, constrained by height to boundary and site coverage rules, we worked within the Auckland City planning regulations to design this 4 bedroomed luxury house.

The site had remained vacant for some years due to existing massing studies, which showed the site would only accommodate a 3 bed house. Through careful research and site investigations, we were able to design a large 4 bedroom, 2 living room family house.

The design incorporates many sustainable features, not least the use of a building material which not only insulates but provides thermal mass.

Natural ventilation and planted shading is used to cool the house in summer, and the concept of permaculture has been used to shelter the house from strong winds.

Facts + Figures

Client: Private
Location: Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand

Construction cost: NZD 1 million
Area: 230m²
Programme: Completed 2007

Project Team: Phil Smith, Tiffany Smith

Construction by: Bellclark Construction
Landscaper: Greenscene Landscaping Ltd
Interiors: Savory Construction

Image Credit: Tiffany Smith

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