Oliver’s Ridge House

This bespoke family home set into hillside used Passive House principles to provide low maintenance and energy efficient living.

A significant engineering challenge included supporting a stone covered roof with precast concrete parapets which overhangs well beyond the enclosed structure below, while also supporting an external balcony.

Other challenges Hadleys overcame included a large basement garage set under a mixture of lawn, decking and bedrooms, along with scrutinising every engineering detail to ensure the structure did not compromise either the architectural intent nor energy efficiency.


Wakatipu Basin


Team Green Architects


Rilean Construction

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