Architectural Draughting & Design

433 Long Bay Road

The first in a series of container houses AP Design has worked on, the Staff House at 433 Long Bay Road has been the subject of several positive write ups in the local press.  It has also formed part of the discussion in using containers http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/your-property/10645115/container-homes-no-low-cost-solution

The client was the Christ College of Trans Himalayan Wisdom - a meditation school that operates from an exposed and spectacular site high on he hill above Akaroa.  The choice of containers was driven in part by the need to build quickly, to get the workers under cover, and to have a building that could resist any possible rock falls from the escarpements above.

The resulting house is warm, spacious and solid for the teachers who live there full time.  It sits comfortably back onto the hillside - which was a requirement for the highly visible location.  Student accommodation - featuring rows of 20' containers buried into the hillside with green roofs over have Resource Consent and may one day become a reality as well.