Radman Brown House by Guy Herschell Architects
By Magaly • Dec 7, 2013
Radman Brown House is a private residence located in Richmond, New Zealand.
It was designed by Guy Herschell Architects, and has a façade of rusting steel that gives it a very unique look.
Radman Brown House by Guy Herschell Architects:
“Clad in rusting steel, dramatic black stained battened plywood and nestled in the rural watershed of the Richmond ranges south of Nelson, this state of the art family eco-home explores the context of building in the landscape of the rural Waimea planes, drawing upon the textures of rustic rural buildings and rusty wool sheds to create an elegant weathering building bathed in an underbelly of light and sumptuous family living.
The client’s brief called for a family home which was suitable for young children, with room for future flexibility; a home which embodied best practice eco and architectural principals, lifestyle ideals, and sustainable eco-technology within a balanced budget.
The house embodies a number of prototyping firsts, eco-friendly architectural detailing and best practice sustainable passive solar design featuring,
an exposed iron oxide impregnated concrete solar mass floor
Code exceeding R6 roof and R3.2 wall wool insulation in overlapping layers to prevent thermal bridging
Low-E argon filled thermal glazing throughout
Active and passive heating and cooling transfer from the communal living regions to the bedrooms
Controllable passive stack effect ventilation through roof light windows
Integrated heat pump-solar -wet back powered under floor heating
Solar hot water heating
Unique LED Low power and low voltage task and environment lighting throughout with the provision for off grid power supply operation
On site roof water detention and storage
On-site waste and grey waster dispersal
Recycled plastic decking
Green First certified environmentally friendly Ply cabinetry and joinery
low VOC finishes and absolute minimum Timber preservative treatment using Douglas Fir timber to alternative Council solution.”
Photos courtesy of Guy Herschell Architects
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