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New Zealand Proposal- Site Plan
New Zealand Proposal- Site Plan

This proposal rebuilds an entire city block in Christchurch, New Zealand, hard hit by a massive earthquake in 2011. The development includes a 43-unit apartment building, 16 townhomes, retail shops and community gardens. Sustainable site features include pervious concrete, vegetated carport roofs, rain gardens and pedestrian connections to nearby public transportation.

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New Zealand Townhomes- Plan
New Zealand Townhomes- Plan

The 3-bedroom, 2-story townhouses are designed to appeal to a broad range of homeowners and can easily be configured to either 2- or 3-bedrooms, depending on the needs of the buyers. Sustainable features include cross-laminated timber framing, ductless mini-split heat pumps, heat recovery ventilation, grey water recycling, solar hot water panels, hybrid insulation, triple-glazed windows and recycled materials.

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New Zealand Townhomes- Elevation
New Zealand Townhomes- Elevation

On the exterior, the townhomes will be clad with low-maintenance materials including corrugated metal siding, standing seam metal roofs, cement-fiber lap siding, stainless steel cable railing and composite deck lumber.

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Proposed Island Residence #1
Proposed Island Residence #1

This 2,000 square foot, 3-bedroom home will feature a number of energy-efficient details including photovoltaic panels, solar hot-water panels, ductless mini-split heat pumps, heat recovery ventilation, grey water recycling, hybrid insulation and high-performance windows.

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Proposed Island Residence #1
Proposed Island Residence #1

The energy-efficient home will feature low-maintenance/low-impact materials, including corrugated metal siding, standing seam metal roof, high-performance windows and composite deck lumber.

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Proposed Island Residence #1
Proposed Island Residence #1

On the ground floor, roll-up aluminum-and-glass garage doors in the Great Room will provide sweeping territorial views, abundant light and a strong indoor-outdoor connection. The private master bedroom suite features its own deck, hot tub, spacious bathroom and walk-in closet. Upstairs, two bedrooms will have their own deck on the vegetated roof.

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Port Madison Remodel
Port Madison Remodel

This home will be replace an existing 1-story waterfront structure that will be torn down to its foundation. The new home will feature 4 bedrooms and incorporate a number of energy-efficient features, including a new geothermal heat pump, enhanced insulation, high-performance windows and future photovoltaic panels.

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Port Madison Remodel
Port Madison Remodel

The new home will better serve the needs of a family of 6, as well as showcase sweeping views of Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains. The ground floor will include a private master bedroom suite with its own deck. A new Great Room will feature a river rock fireplace, built-in bookcases, granite hearth and eat-in kitchen.

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Port Madison Remodel
Port Madison Remodel

On the water side, two separate decks span the length of the home and can be accessed by patio doors in each room. On the second floor, three bedrooms share a large deck with views of Puget Sound and the Cascade Mountains.

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Proposed Island Residence #2
Proposed Island Residence #2

The design of this 2,800 square foot home incorporates a number of sustainable and low-impact features, including pervious concrete and rain gardens to help with storm water filtration. The walls of the house will be built to R-43, utilizing rigid insulation over the wall sheathing. Ductless mini-split heat pumps and heat recovery ventilation will minimize energy costs. Recycled and local materials will be used throughout.

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Proposed Island Residence #2
Proposed Island Residence #2

On the second floor, the home will feature 3 bedrooms, plus a generous bonus room over the garage.

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Proposed Island Residence #2
Proposed Island Residence #2

On the exterior, the home will feature clear cedar siding, standing seam metal roof and clear fir timber framing, milled from local trees.

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