Category: 1. Residential Architectural Excellence
For the innovative use of timber, resulting in a distinctive visual impact on a residential building, either stand-alone or multi-unit/multi-storey project.
Black Hut Limited - www.blackhut.co.nz
Timber is fundamental to this Office Road project – providing structure, surfaces, internal and external joinery, access and security to the property.
Laminated timber subfloor and roof structure exceeds building code requirements. The house can be deconstructed or relocated if required. 140x45 wall framing allows extra insulation and achieves the double height space. Plywood is used to brace the building.
The exterior cladding is western red cedar vertical weatherboards.
Access and outdoor living is achieved using hardwood timber decking on a timber subfloor.
The entrance gate and fencing is also timber – the gate clad in plywood uses a Resene paint finish to affect a cor-ten appearance.
This innovative design by Case Ormsby uses every inch of its 100m2 footprint to deliver a spacious two bedroom home. The building is carbon negative, includes solar panels and rainwater collection is on the way. Coupled with relocation possibilities, sun orientation, material selection and energy efficiency decisions this home rates as highly sustainable.
The interior is lined with plywood and white washed. The finished floor is solid French Oak on plywood. The plywood linings provide a durable surface plus resist earthquake damage.
All joinery throughout is Futura plywood.
The cedar window joinery offers the building a warmth and distinctive aesthetic that can only be achieved with timber.