Bob Burnett Architecture has a longstanding reputation for award winning, energy-efficient, space efficient designs that are super sustainable. Exquiste organic architecture that exhibits the fusion ideas from the two directors, Bob Burnett and Japanese Architect, Shizuka Yasui. An overarching theme ‘Japandi’ - is the intersection of Japanese and Scandinavian design aesthetics, both of which utilize minimalist design principles and organic architecture. Research shows the Japandi aesthetics and techniques enhance people's health and well-being by integrating warm and natural elements in biophilic design. Simple elgence cleverly connecting with nature, through timeless design that also minimises impact on the environment.
Bob Burnett Architecture has championed energy-efficient, environmentally sound architecture for two decades. Bob designed New Zealand’s first 7 & 10 Homestar rated homes. His ethos is to create both beautiful and high- performance buildings for better livability, health, and comfort. He wants to normalise building better by helping people understand the link between New Zealand’s suboptimal building code standards, that are 20 years behind other OECD countries and alarming health and wellbeing statistics. In late 2015 Bob founded the Superhome Movement and earlier co-founded the Quakestar rating system after the Christchurch earthquakes. Recently Bob received the Sustainable Business Network Sustainability Superstar award.
Carey Street Housing Exemplar, CCC
To whom it many concern, I can confirm that Bob Burnett Architecture was employed as an expert advisor in relation to Christchurch City Council’s (CCC) redevelopment of our Carey Street housing complex. However it became apparent very early that so much value was actually being added by Bob and his team’s involvement in this scheme that he was procured directly by our development partners. The architectural brief was demanding in delivering a mixed tenure 39 Unit (Social, affordable and market) housing development within an existing brownfield site, where existing roading and a large number of trees required retention. The response to the brief was outstanding delivering a highly replicable response which included a higher density than initially thought possible. We expect this development will receive national recognition for the way in which we’re achieved the density, the levels of amenity released by all units, and with it the largest cluster of Homestar 6 houses in NZ I’m personally aware of. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Bob Burnett and his team for further work. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.