• Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Nelson Marlborough Architecture Award (Small Project Architecture)

  • Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects Peoples' Choice Award



  • Kiwi Prefab - Cottage To Cutting Edge, Pamela Bell & Mark Southcombe, Balasogou Books, 2012

  • 2010

    • BRANZ Build, Dec/Jan, Summer "Sustainable Projects Take Multiple Awards", pg 48-49

The brief called for a new house on a cold south facing valley floor section for a motivated couple with a collection of art and objects, with a budget as far below $100,000 as possible. The resulting house is small, based around the module and construction sequence of prefabricated and prefinished bondor panels, which provided a highly insulated, efficient, if unusual domestic building material to the shell walls and roof. Built like a fridge, it functions quite differently providing a generous, warm and light filled place to live. The entire house is efficiently heated in winter by a single plug in heater, and constructed well beneath budget.

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