Bob Burnett

ADNZ Professional Member Bob Burnett Architecture
www.bbarc.com

Projects

Merivale

Tonbridge Street

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  • Floor size 172
  • Year completed 2018
  • Location Merivale
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Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula House

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  • Floor size 242
  • Year completed 2017
  • Location Banks Peninsula
  • Photos Lightforge
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Christchurch

BroadOaks Home

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  • Floor size 303
  • Year completed 2020
  • Location Christchurch
  • Photos Bob Burnett
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Allandale

Allandale House

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  • Floor size 247
  • Year completed 2013
  • Location Allandale
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Riccarton

Riccarton Superhome

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  • Floor size 230
  • Year completed 2018
  • Location Riccarton
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Hilsborough

Hillsborough House

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  • Floor size 301
  • Year completed 2018
  • Location Hilsborough
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Mt Pleasant

Seamount Terrace

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  • Floor size 370
  • Year completed 2013
  • Location Mt Pleasant
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Church Square Addington

Church Square 10 Star Superhomes

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  • Floor size 117 & 140
  • Year completed 2015
  • Location Church Square Addington
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Riccarton

RATA Street

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  • Floor size 230
  • Year completed 2020
  • Location Riccarton
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Prebbleton

Prebbleton Passive House

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  • Floor size 167
  • Year completed 2021
  • Location Prebbleton
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Profile

Bob Burnett Architecture has garned a reputation as a leader in energy-efficient, environmentally sound architecture for over two decades. Designer of New Zealand’s first 7 & 10 Homestar rated homes. Bobs winning combination is to create both aesthetically beautiful and healthy high-performance buildings for superior livability, comfort, health and wellbeing. Applying leading international best practice, far superior to New Zealand’s suboptimal building code standards, that are over 20 years behind other OECD countries. Bob is also an educator and change maker. In 2015 Bob founded the Superhome Movement and earlier co-founded Quakestar rating system after the Christchurch earthquakes. BBA has received over 30 awards and recently was awarded the Sustainability Superstar award by Sustainable Business Network.

Specialties

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Renovation
  • Multi-Unit
  • Interiors

Awards

  • Regional Winner - Residential Compact New Home Up To 150Sqm Architectural Design Award - 2019
  • Commended - Residential New Home Between 150Sqm and 300Sqm Architectural Design Award - 2019
  • Regional Winner - Residential New Home Between 150Sqm and 300Sqm Architectural Design Award - 2017
  • Highly Commended -Residential Compact New Home Up To 150Sqm Architectural Design Award - 2017
  • Regional Winner - Residential New Home Between 150Sqm and 300Sqm Architectural Design Award - 2013
  • Regional Winner - Residential Compact New Home Up To 150Sqm Architectural Design Award – 2013
  • Regional Winner - Residential Alteration & Additions Architectural Design Award – 2013
  • Regional Winner - Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award – 2013
  • National Finalist - Recognising Architectural Design Excellence Award – 2011
  • National Finalist - New Single dwelling over 250Sqm Architectural Design Award - 2008
  • National Winner - Special projects award - 2007
  • National Finalist - Bathroom Design Award - 2008
  • Regional Finalist - New Single dwelling over 250Sqm Architectural Design Award - 2008
  • Regional Finalist - Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award - 2008
  • Regional Winner - Bathroom Design Award - 2008
  • Regional Winner - Sustainable Design Award - 2008
  • National Winner - Executive award - 2002
  • National Winner - Executive award - 2003
  • Peoples Choice award - 2003

Client Reviews

Hyllton Heights

I have worked with different architects on other projects before, but Bob Burnett was like breath of fresh air.

He came up with a beautiful design, and accompanying this, his company works with such professionalism.
On a personal level Bob Burnett was a very kind, polite and respectful person to collaborate with. – Angelika L

JANE DEANS CLOSE

“Bob has an ability to listen and then interpret what you’ve said into spaces you will enjoy. I really enjoy his passion for energy efficiency and environmental design. And Shizuka is a total delight to work with. She is very talented and endlessly patient about the product and internal design. The house they’ve designed has turned out to be a pleasure to live in “ …Vicki Buck

Testimonials

METHVEN HOUSE

Bob and Shizuka did an absolutely AMAZING job designing our home and it is BLISS to live in.
We just love the house and have had so many compliments on what a nice space it is. Most people can't put a finger on what it is, just that it 'feels good' or has 'good energy'!! I think it is something to do with the feeling of connection with the outside landscape. We are very much enjoying the warmth and space, it is all working brilliantly. The heating is excellent, whole house sitting at around 20 degrees and only fluctuates a degree or so.

Bob was able to interpret our needs and visions of a home, but also added style and character that we weren't expecting. The design stage was an easy streamlined process with good communication and amazing results.

Cheryl & Bill Irwin

Carey Street Housing Exemplar, CCC

To whom it many concern, I can confirm that Bob Burnett Architecture was employed as an expert advisor in relation to Christchurch City Council’s (CCC) redevelopment of our Carey Street housing complex. However it became apparent very early that so much value was actually being added by Bob and his team’s involvement in this scheme that he was procured directly by our development partners. The architectural brief was demanding in delivering a mixed tenure 39 Unit (Social, affordable and market) housing development within an existing brownfield site, where existing roading and a large number of trees required retention. The response to the brief was outstanding delivering a highly replicable response which included a higher density than initially thought possible. We expect this development will receive national recognition for the way in which we’re achieved the density, the levels of amenity released by all units, and with it the largest cluster of Homestar 6 houses in NZ I’m personally aware of. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Bob Burnett and his team for further work. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Lee Sampson
Senior Project Manager
Community Capital Delivery team
City Services Group
Christchurch City Council


SEDDON STREET HOUSE

”We moved to this house on 32A Seddon St in December 2010. It was just completed, was very fresh, very unusual both in the external appearance (completely different from other New Zealand houses) and from the inside (a lot of light, high ceiling, and feeling that the space continues to the beautiful Japanese garden).
We felt straight away that the environment is very healthy here and that was true- our children stopped coughing and sneezing. The windows, doors are fantastic in terms of insulation quality and keeping nasty weather away. It was a very warm winter in the house despite two big snowfalls in Christchurch last year. The underfloor heating is amazing as you can regulate it according to the temperature you need and the time that it’s required. It appeared to be very economical too- at least $100.00 off the monthly bill less than usual for a family of five. In the summer it’s the opposite- fresh and cool especially with the French windows that can be opened out to the Garden.
We felt safe in the house during the EQs- it may move but not much happened to it at all- the new structure appeared to be EQ resistant! We had very comfortable, easy living in this house and it is easily the warmest house we have lived in since coming to New Zealand. We think that it’s a house from the future and we hope that this approach in the design and quality will be taken by others”. – Natalia and Evgeny Gavrilov