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Stepped Arrowtown House in New Zealand Uses Geothermal Power and Passive Heating and Cooling

by , 10/11/13

Kerr Ritchie, geothermal energy, powered, Arrowtown House, New Zealand, tiny home, double glazing, Tiny Homes, Architecture, Solar Power, Renewable Energy, energy efficiency, Daylighting,

With an area of 1,400 square feet, the modest Arrowtown House is a compact, high quality home sited on a slope near the city center. It faces the north to make the most out of natural light while keeping it’s back to the busy street. The home’s interiors are bright and airy, and the furniture was custom made with local lightwood.

Constructed in different levels to adapt to the sloping terrain, it features plenty of double glazed windows that help with energy savings while pulling magnificent views of the surrounding mountains into the home. Created with passive solar principles, this unique multi-layered home also uses geothermal energy to bring down its carbon footprint.

+ Kerr Ritchie

Via Plataforma Arquitectura

Photos by Paul Mc Credie

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