Pahi House

There’s a sense of retreat and shelter to a house that’s used as much in winter as it is in summer. “The idea was the flip between moments – when the sea was lovely you’d turn your back on the bush, and in a howling gale you look at the bush.”

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Pahi House

Practice : Pac Studio
Location : Kaipara Harbour, Pahi
Status : Completed 2019

This cost-effective and environmentally responsible new home is placed between native bush and the Kaipara Harbour on the Pahi Peninsula. The two-bedroom house has a highly efficient plan, which takes into account standard sheet sizes and construction techniques to minimize waste and construction cost, while maximizing usable area and passive solar heating. The design utilizes environmentally friendly materials and systems such a worm farm septic scheme and rainwater collection to reduce its impact on the landscape. The completed project is testament to what can be achieved on a tight budget without sacrificing quality or environmental ethics.

Practice : Pac Studio

Location : Kaipara Harbour, Pahi

Status : Completed 2019