Christchurch Passive House Plus
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Pitkin / Douglas Home - Christchurch

A new home for a family who, from the outset, were keen for a Certified Passive House.

A family, returning to Christchurch after time away after the Canterbury earthquakes, were keen to return to a home that supported their family life, promoted the health of their young children and with an excellent design pedigree.

The design was focused on the idea of a simple, "classic Kiwi" design. We utilised the idea of a classic Kiwi farm shed; a simple form with steel and timber cladding, as the basis of our design.

This project was New Zealand's first Certified Passive House Plus and won a 'Highly Commended' in the 2018 Canterbury / Westland ADNZ Design Awards.