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Here you can get a sneak preview as to the very latest projects that the Ecotect team are working on. Click on the project title or the thumbnail in the gallery to be taken to find out more about that project.

Snow House

Gordon and Christine acquired this family property alongside the mighty Clutha river just north of Roxburgh in Central Otago. There is even an old stone cottage ruin on the site. After some judicious tree felling, this site will be perfect for passive solar design with the same northerly aspect affording views up the Clutha valley. Featuring a mezzanine loft spare bedroom/study area that hovers over the main living space below providing high vaulted ceilings which are matched by alpine style gable end glazing to let the winter sun right into the building.

Gibson House 

Burridge-Davies House

Kim and Joe are Christchurch 'refugees', they bought this large gently sloping section in Brooklyn near Motueka and after a few design attempts I finally got there with something they liked the look of. Just a modest 2 bedroom home with one bathroom, this modest passive solar home boasts a maxraft polished floor, and a local Moutere clay adobe feature wall behind the log burner for additional thermal mass. The sloping ceiling in the main space adds volume and spaciousness.

Burridge Davies House

Gibson House

Stephen and Karen are building this new passive solar home on a lifestyle block in the Wairau Village area 25km south west of Blenheim, Marlborough. The second storey features a master bedroom suite with ensuite and walk-in robe with a mezzanine floor opening to the lounge below. A separate shed is also being built as temporary accommodation on site while they build, this will also house the 4.6kW solar power system which will run the house and shed.

Gibson House 

Mowat-Nokes House

Allan and Jo-anne are building this adaptation of a 2 bedroom Mk2 Solabode on a lifestyle block at Waitara in North Taranaki. The house features all the usual passive solar design aspects including a Maxraft exposed concrete floor and a modest adobe feature wall behind the log burner. Completely off-grid and running on just a 2kW solar power system.

Mowat Nokes House 


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