Architectural designer Craig Jarvis is building the home for his family in accordance with the principles of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).
In accordance with LBC principles, it is Jarvis’s goal to achieve perfect harmony between environmental impact, economy and beauty.
The small but efficient 88 square metre home will be “triple net zero” in terms of water, waste and energy. Curved laminated beams, and an extensive green roof will cloak the home, and a modular portable kitchen will allow cooking inside and outside.
It is expected that Abodo’s Sand Decking will be used on the exterior deck area. More than 150 Living Buildings have been built around the world, but only one has been completed in New Zealand – a commercial building, designed by Jasmax for the Tuhoe Iwi.
Abodo Wood had significant involvement with the Tuhoe build – supplying Cladding and Decking, along with FSC® certified radiata pine clearwood for the interior.
Abodo’s Alpine Eco Villas at Cardrona have achieved Homestar 7 certification from the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Abodo are pleased to announce the appointment of Corell as an architectural specification partner in Ireland, specialising in the feature timber market.
Abodo are pleased to announce the appointment of Russwood as an architectural specification partner in the UK, specialising in the feature timber market.
Featuring Abodo Vulcan cladding, battens and interior panelling, this new showcase in partnership with Selah Homes provides a quintessential, in-situ example of our eco-timber products.