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Olive Grove House / Team Green Architects

  • 01:00 - 14 October, 2014
Olive Grove House / Team Green Architects
Olive Grove House  / Team Green Architects, © Sam Hartnett
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© Sam Hartnett

From the architect. This small single level energy efficient house is located near the end of the Kawarau Gorge, in Central Otago, in wine country.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Organized in a linear fashion the three bedrooms are accessed from the rear of the open kitchen and living area. Each bedroom has private views of the quiet countryside.

© Sam Hartnett
© Sam Hartnett

The house is built primarily from timber framing. The use of steel is limited because of cost and the desire to reduce thermal bridging through the structure. The house is well insulated for thermal protection.

© Sam Hartnett
© Sam Hartnett

Designed along the north / south axis the west and east facades receive plenty of sun for solar gain while the north elevation is protected by courtyard shading. The house is clad in profiled metal skin for easy maintenance.

© Sam Hartnett
© Sam Hartnett

Situated on the highest point of the site this modest house is protected from the wind by the surrounding olive grove while being just high enough to view the surrounding vineyards and dramatic landscape.

© Sam Hartnett
© Sam Hartnett
Cite: "Olive Grove House / Team Green Architects" 14 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/556162/olive-grove-house-team-green-architects/>
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3 Comments

Aaron · July 11, 2016

I used Team Green Architects (TGA) of Queenstown NZ and I would not recommend them. They have my contact details if anyone wishes to contact me about my experience.

Pardis Lover · January 18, 2015

lovely sketches

Bia Castro · October 14, 2014

Really nice pictures... I can only imagine the amount of work you had to put all of them together.
You did a great job!!

ryan · October 14, 2014 11:23 PM

Thanks - Team Green

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