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construction

The Building Industry – we are not alone

NZ and USA - not only are we suing the same construction methods, but we seem to be having the… Read More

Cheap and fast: Fletchers 100,000 new KiwiBuild homes

The KiwiBuild idea, Fletchers and the capacity issue, yet alone any sustainability. Read More

Holzweg – NOT!

Lloyd Alter has written a nice article about the Stadthaus (another German name), a nine storey timber building in London,… Read More

Water blaster – water injector?

NZ Building Code is primarily based on gravity drainage A good example of what you should normally not be doing… Read More

A not so typical day

It would appear a rather normal day, however when you look at it at the end of it, you discover… Read More

Things one would not have expected

Today I have had news of a NZ first: One of the leading NZ aluminium window manufacturers is taking uPVC… Read More

Design your own eco house workshop short movie

A short movie made during our last "Design your own eco house" workshop. The workshop over two days on a… Read More

Bay of Plenty gets New Zealand’s first ‘perfect 10’ Homestar house

A home under construction in Papamoa has just become the first in the country to achieve the highest possible rating… Read More

How we design

Again and again I am astonished as to how long it takes for a great idea for a design until… Read More

Net-zero INhouse boasts water-smart solutions essential for parched California | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Stories of drought-stricken California have become sadly common, with many citizens forced to slash their water use so severely they’ve… Read More