A modest rural "farmhouse" for the owners to live in comfort in their extensive garden. The house is a certified Passive House (Classic) and also achieved 5* Lifemark certification for universal/accessible design.
VIA architecture is a specialist Passive House architecture and consulting practice formed by Elrond Burrell.
We believe in transforming your quality of life, via architecture.
We do two things:
We use the international Passive House (Passivhaus) standard and design methodology to design high-performance architecture. We transform your quality of life by designing a home that provides optimum living conditions with minimal energy costs.
Most NZ houses, even expensive high-end award-winning houses, have poor-quality indoor air, are cold and draughty in winter and too hot in summer. You pay for a Porsche but only get the performance of a typical runabout.
For your health and quality of life, your home should have excellent indoor air quality, should be draught-free, and should be pleasantly warm in winter and pleasantly cool in summer. And it should cost next to nothing to keep it that way.
A high-performance Passive House home ensures you get the satisfaction of enjoying the best quality of life.
We are based on the Kapiti Coast, Wellington and Wanaka and work nationally. Please give use a call or email to see if we're a good fit for you and your project.