Upland Road House #01, Huia Bay, Manukau Harbour, New Zealand | Solarei Architecture

Landscape integration, sunlight, passive solar gain and natural cooling New Zealand / 2018

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Upland Road House is situated on the Manukau Harbour overlooking Huia Bay. The house bends around site abit like a boomerang, stretching out for sunlight, views, and visually integrating with landscape. The design incorporated traditional materials, mono pitched roofs, site specific environmental design principles, thermal mass walls for passive solar gain, ample winter sunlight, native plant restoration, vegetable gardens, orchards, and has a natural wormarator waste water system.

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    Upland Road House is situated on the Manukau Harbour overlooking Huia Bay. The house bends around site abit like a boomerang, stretching out for sunlight, views, and visually integrating with landscape. The design incorporated traditional materials, mono pitched roofs, site specific environmental design principles, thermal mass walls for passive solar gain, ample winter sunlight, native plant restoration, vegetable gardens, orchards, and has a natural wormarator waste water system.

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work started in 2017
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Main structure Mixed structure
    • Client Sam McClatchie
    • Contractor Craft Homes
    • Cost 1,500,000
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Single-family residence
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