It was an honour and privilege to receive a housing award for Sonnhalde at the NZIA Canterbury Awards ceremony. Thanks to our wonderful clients, NZ Carpentry, Makers Fabrication and all others involved who together made this project and home possible.

Judge's Citation

"Located in a semi-rural part of Geraldine, Sonnhalde has been carefully designed to rest lightly on the landscape while taking advantage of spectacular views. The brief required a response to the sun throughout the day, and clerestory windows along one elevation provide effective ventilation and natural lighting. The built form utilises a prefabricated CLT structural panel system made using New Zealand-grown Pinus radiata, which forms the entire structural building envelope, and this low-maintenance home is powered by an off-grid solar energy system. Generous glazing provides a well-considered indoor-outdoor relationship and decking ties the house into a unified whole."



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