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Compact New Zealand home sets its sights on going off the grid

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 26, 2017 01:03 AM
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by (Lucy Wang) last modified Sep 25, 2017

High on a hill above New Zealand’s idyllic Peka Peka beach sits an eco-friendly compact home that responds to the surrounding landscape. Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects designed the dwelling, named Peka Peka House I, as three boxy units perfectly positioned to maximize shelter as well as views of Kapiti Island, forestry, and farmland. In response to the client’s desires to eventually go off-grid, the home is equipped with photovoltaic panels, solar hot water panels, above-code insulation,...





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