27 Heywood


The 150 square meter home is situated on a very narrow inner city site, close to the Avon River, and adjacent to the Christchurch "red zone".

With multi-purpose spaces, the versatile home is designed for a couple with a focus on inner city living, and enjoying the surrounding parkland and river.

The construction of the home is a case study on resilience.  It is constructed on short piles so that the foundations and services can easily be repaired if there's another significant earthquake.  The floors on both levels are constructed from cross laminated timber (CLT) giving strength, thermal, and acoustic performance.  The walls and roof structure are timber framed, with wlls clad in cedar shiplap.

Glazing is positioned to maximise the thermal gain on the tight site, while providing privacy from the neighbours.

The home has water collection, and photo-voltaic panels for electricity generation.