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Seaward House

Westmere, Auckland, New Zealand
72 West End Road Auckland Auckland 1022 NZ

The project began as a remediation of an existing 1990s home. Through a series of planning and costing exercises it was decided to remove the bulk of the existing house – which was failing in terms of weathertightness, and also had numerous planning elements the family wished to alter – and to retain the substantive basement for reuse, with the final brief for a four bedroom family home, plusassociated living spaces – located on the inner harbours edge. The brief also contained the ideals of a low energy home or the introduction of solar power to offset the homes usage. Again through a series of investigations the pursuit of Passive House Plus standard was decided on. On arrival the home reveals little. A meandering path leads to the front door; when this is opened there begins the reveal of the outlook that lays beyond.

The home is divided across two levels, the upper containing the more ‘private’ functions of family life with the lower being the living
functions. This lower level now immediately connects to the ground outdoors and the harbor.

Building type:
Single-family residential
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Certification type:
Passive House Plus
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Team members

Business Role
Space Division Architect/Designer
McNaught Construction Contractor/Builder
Architype Ltd Passive House Designer/Consultant
Sustainable Engineering Ltd Passive House Certifier

Project suppliers

Suppliers Supplied products
Knauf Insulation Insulation
Fantech Ventilation system
Proclima building wraps
Resene Paint
Ecowindows Windows