This exceptional house in Jack’s Point was a fantastic project to be involved with. The house itself is part of a project to build a number of unique homes in Jack’s Point, an area surrounded by the spectacular landscape of the Wakatipu Basin and dramatic Remarkables mountain range as a backdrop. Each house will be individual, but all have their design inspired by the High Country tin shed.
This eco-house is built using sustainable materials to provide a healthy and energy efficient internal living environment that uses the design and materials for passive heating and cooling. The walls are made using rammed earth, a material that is non-toxic, durable, sustainable and aesthetically diverse.
The roof is made from copper with a single lock standing seam. Copper naturally oxidises over time and in Central Otago the reddish colour progressively turns to a light brown and continues to a dark brown over time, that will merge into the mountain backdrop. In this roof the solid sarking that the copper standing seam requires was achieved by using expanded cork board insulation between the purlins.
Architect: First Light Studio Ltd
Builder: Cammell Projects
Rammed Earth Walls: Down to Earth Building
Profile: Single lock standing seam