- Year: 2017
- Area: 91m2
- Product: African Oak permaDur
- Professionals involved: Evolution a division of Rilean Construction
- Photography: Evolution a division of Rilean Construction
This 264sqm home integrates thermal efficiency into architectural design seamlessly, producing an eye-catching four-bedroom, three-bathroom home whose performance matches its aesthetics. Conforming to the strict design guidelines of its exclusive suburb of Queenstown, this home adds an interesting element to the required barn-style pavilion by having the main living area placed on an acute angle off the rest of the home.
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The gabled front window is the most prominent feature of the exterior. Argon-filled double glazing in thermally-broken aluminium frames mitigates heat loss while allowing for a magnificent view towards Lake Wakatipu. Space above the garage that may have gone unused was turned into charming guest quarters with views across the turquoise lake. Increased insulation around the entire thermal envelope, including foundations, exterior walls and ceiling, means this home is ready to keep its occupants comfortable and healthy despite the harsh climatic conditions of its alpine setting in Central Otago. (House of the Year.)