The Fakro House by Tim Stephens incorporates vernacular buildingdesign with sustainable energy generating features to create a beautiful rural-modernist retreat in the Whangaripo Valley, New Zealand.
The project contemplates an eco-friendly home with integrated passiveenergy systems. Made from modern timber and metal cladding the housefeatures insulated external walls and a pitched roof with solar/photovoltaic panels to generate energy from sunlight.
The house designed in two levels has spacious floor space and flexibleliving area. It has strategically placed skylights to allow plentifulpenetration of natural light. More so the design deliberately rules outexterior structure at places to establish a visual connection insideout. This also facilitates great site viewing of the beautiful valleyfrom the house itself.