We wanted to find the best way to build in our remote location, a place passionately valued by generations of families and visitors. It needed to work with our environment whilst making use of the vast quantity of talent in the local area.
Climate House were our chosen partner for this project being Queenstown based with a by-line of “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
Trent Yeo from TedX Queenstown and Ziptrek introduced us to Michael Sly, one of the partners; he totally understood our vision and was inspirational with his foresight for the project. The conceptional planning and architectural side by Michael with Guy Shaw was exceptional. James Clarke and Sarah Somerville, the other partners, were responsible for the project management and build.
The project was about creating a room around the view in the best way possible. Kinloch experiences a wide variation in temperature so building to the highest level of insulation whilst framing the amazing view was paramount.
NZSIP panels were used for floors, walls and roof. Local suppliers Railton Contracting provided the upgraded septic system, the best environmental treatment possible on our unique site.
Gardens were beautified by Caro Rennebek, with some ground work completed by Done-rite Contracting, both of Glenorchy.
The audio and projector set up was sourced from Ambience Systems from Glenorchy and Queenstown. We are extremely grateful for the input of Paul and Ginny in selecting the right technology.
Our crockery and glassware is by Ecology, made with thoughtfulness and environmental consideration in every step. Blinds and textiles were created by Margaret Melhop of Fabric Collections, Queenstown, with complementary artwork and styling by Emma-Kate Hall from Kingston.
Coffee is from Queenstown’s Orphans Aid International, a charity supporting locals and work overseas with global communities in developing countries – it’s amazing.