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How eco design and lifestyle intersect with practicality

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Feb 14, 2018 10:17:49 AM

House design seems to be the breeding ground of compromise. The builder's triangle is frequently quoted as an example of this.

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Topics: eco friendly homes, sustainable living, queenstown developments, first light studio, genius homes, designer home

Imagine your dream kiwi bach

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Jan 11, 2018 11:32:56 AM

New Zealand is seen as the clean, green country that actually cares about the environment. Beyond that there's something about the Kiwi dream that calls to a lot of New Zealanders. For some it's having a simple cabin or bach near a favourite swim spot, for others it's a home more in tune with nature one that almost blends into the surroundings and escapes notice.

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Topics: eco friendly homes, sustainable living

Why eco friendly homes are the future for New Zealand

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Dec 8, 2017 2:03:47 PM

In New Zealand 85% of energy in 2016 was generated from renewable sources, which is great news for the environment and great news for New Zealanders as a whole *. The MBIE report on New Zealand's energy use, which can be viewed here, also highlighted an interesting trend in usage. In 2016 residential electricity demand decreased by 2.6% over the year as a result of warmer than normal temperatures in autumn and winter.

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Topics: sustainable living, eco friendly homes

Queenstown developments on the rise

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Nov 18, 2017 11:18:54 AM

Photo: Hanley Farm Developement
The stunning scenery, adventure activity lifestyle and easy access are making Quenstown, Wanaka and the rest of Central Otago a hotspot for development right now. The growing desire to seek a certain lifestyle has led to a number of world-class developments springing up in the region.

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Topics: first light studio, genius homes, queenstown developments

Genius & First Light - The Story

Posted by Jeremy Richards on Oct 17, 2017 9:58:15 AM

What began as a one-off undergraduate design project in 2009 now takes a step closer towards becoming a reality for dozens of Kiwi families looking to make a change.  The partnership between First Light Studio and Genius Homes signals the evolution of the prefabricated home industry, and a step change that New Zealand is all too ready for.

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Topics: designer home, genius homes, first light studio

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