The ultimate Superhome combines high-performance thermal efficiency, super sustainability, and high-quality architecture providing the best possible liveability... Thoughtfully combining these elements with design integrity is the winning combination. Amazing light-filled spaces, create drama, capturing the fantastic views from this fabulous hill site. This Superhome has been designed using systems thinking. In a typical home, a wall is about 10 times is good as glazing, at preventing heat losses. The high-performance European style glazing in this design is about the same as a typical NZ wall. As for the walls, in this design, they are more than double the normal NZ standard. Correctly proportioned openings to balance technical and architectural objectives is key. Other techniques include a warm roof with thermal bridge free- continuous super-insulation and very generous-sized eaves (roof overhangs) that provide optimised shading protecting from overheating.
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.