Albert Terrace Passive House Plus, Canterbury High Commended- Residential New Home Between 150 sqm and 300

Glenn Murdoch Theca Architecture
  • Category undefined
  • Floor size 185m2
  • Year completed 2018
  • Location Christchurch
  • Awards South Pacific Passive House Awards - Winner Cost-Effective’ category – 2019 ADNZ Highly Commended - Residential New Home between 150 sqm & 300 sqm – 2018


From the street at night.

From the street during the day.

Kitchen and dining.

Project Description

A family, returning to Christchurch after time away after the Canterbury earthquakes, were keen to return to a home that supported their family life, promoted the health of their young children and with an excellent design pedigree. The design was focused on the idea of a simple, "classic Kiwi" design. We utilised the idea of a classic Kiwi farm shed; a simple form with steel and timber cladding, as the basis of our design.