The Office Road Design in Merivale, Christchurch has been nominated as a Finalist in the Residential Architectural Excellence category of the 2012 NZ Timber Design Awards.
Timber was fundamental to this project – providing structure, surfaces, internal and external joinery, access and security to the property;
Laminated timber subfloor and roof structure exceeds building code requirements. The house can be deconstructed or relocated if required. 140×45 wall framing allows extra insulation and achieves the double height space. Plywood is used to brace the building.
The exterior cladding is western red cedar vertical weatherboards. Access and outdoor living is achieved using hardwood timber decking on a timber subfloor.
The entrance gate and fencing is also timber – the gate clad in plywood uses a Resene paint finish to affect a cor-ten appearance.
This innovative design by Case Ormsby uses every inch of its 100m2 footprint to deliver a spacious two bedroom home. The building is carbon negative, includes solar panels and rainwater collection is on the way. Coupled with relocation possibilities, sun orientation, material selection and energy efficiency decisions this home rates as highly sustainable.
The interior is lined with plywood and white washed. The finished floor is solid French Oak on plywood. The plywood linings provide a durable surface plus resist earthquake damage.
All joinery throughout is Futura plywood.