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Go Passive with MOAA
MOAA is one of only twelve Certified Passive House designers in the southern hemisphere who are qualified to see you through the Passive House formal certification process.
To find out how we can help you contact Brooke: email@example.com 07 834 4355 021 995 573 ...or pop in for a chat.
Reduce your power bill by 90%
We believe there should be no guess work when it comes to one of your largest investments. We help you understand the performance of your home and its ongoing running costs before you start building.
To ensure you will be getting an ultra energy-efficient home, its construction and performance is analysed thoroughly with energy modelling software. Once the home is built you can choose to verify the construction performance with an official blower door test. No guess work here!
The Passive House Standard
A MOAA Passive Home has an ultra-insulated external envelope, which passively keeps the internal environment at the right temperature without the need for active cooling or heating.
Just set your desired monthly power bill and/or the indoor temperature you would like your home to perform at all year round and we can work from there.
Waikato's 1st Passive House
This Passive House project is the Waikato's first and New Zealand’s second ever Passive House.
MOAA designed and carried out all energy modelling that is required to meet the strict Passive house standard (Passivhaus).
This house is designed to maintain an internal temperature of 20 degrees all year round.
Through clever design and climatic analysis the house retains heat generated from inside the house by its occupants, appliances, and sunlight.
These homes are ideal for people wanting a healthy comfortable home that has extremely low running costs.
Go Passive with MOAA
Reduce your power bill by 90%
The Passive House Standard
Waikato's 1st Passive House
Waitetuna Passive House
The Waitetuna Passive House is New Zealand’s second ever Passive House. MOAA designed and carried out all energy modelling that is required to meet the strict PassivHaus standard. The house is designed to maintain an internal temperature of 20 degrees all year round. Through clever design and climatic analysis the house retains heat generated from inside the house by its occupants, appliances, and sunlight.
Pyes Pa House
Pyes Pa House is located on an idyllic semi-rural site on the outskirts of Tauranga. The house is orientated east/west with the built massing configured to separate the arrival and entry area from the private indoor and outdoor living spaces. Positioning of rooms takes advantage of the gentle north facing aspect of the site, providing optimum orientation for sun, views and the open spaces of the site. A split-level arrangement accommodates level changes across the site, and raises the master bedroom above the outdoor living spaces, providing visual separation and privacy.
A material palette of Macrocarpa and solid plaster ties the house into both the natural surroundings and the local vernacular.
This house was designed with genuine sustainability in mind.
The house is compactly planned and is nestled amongst a grove of mature native trees on a central Hamilton site.
Airtight construction, which is generally viewed as an alternative construction philosophy in New Zealand, has been adopted throughout this house.
Consideration of solar orientation, coupled with heat recovery ventilation has lead to a highly efficient home – MOAA are monitoring the performance of this house with regards to CO2, outdoor and indoor temperature, humidity levels and water and energy usage to allow further understanding of the effectiveness of these passive design techniques.
Active systems will be added over time after the passive design statistics are analysed and understood.
Lake Karapiro House
This is a new house situated overlooking Lake Karapiro in the Waikato.
The house captures the essence of rural forms and materials but reinterprets these in a contemporary manner.
The home consists of a main residence and a smaller ancillary residence for guests. Expansive decks provide outdoor living space and act to connect the two buildings.
The MOAA M House is a highly efficient home designed to Passive House principles.
The design required the complete refurbishment of an original 1970s apartment in central Hamilton. A palette of stained oak, solid surface laminates and high gloss lacquers is used to create a contemporary interior.
Wairere Drive House
This house is situated on a major intersection in suburban Hamilton.
The sunny northern aspect of the property is oriented toward the intersection which generates a high level of traffic noise.
The brief required a main house and a separate ancillary unit. These were formed as two separate volumes connected with a glazed entry.
The exterior living areas are protected from the road noise by a continuous honed concrete block wall that stretches the length of the road boundary.
The house has been built to passive house principles including air-tight construction, heat recovery, high levels of insulation and high performance window and door units.
In addition it features rain water collection and reuse, an onsite septic tank and seepage field, along with a photovoltaic panel array.
George St Renovation
Renovation of a new house on George St in Hamilton's Claudelands West special character area.
The interior layout of the house was simplified and extended to create a large living space that opens onto the private backyard.
Seddon Road Office
MOAA were commissioned to develop the façade for this two level office building.
Situated on the boundary between the Frankton light industrial area and a residential zone, the volume and materiality mediate between these two conditions.
U Leisure Office
A unique circular space, circa 1969, has become the new office for U Leisure, a sporting events management company.
In addition to providing office space for 20 staff a number of formal and casual meeting spaces have been created.
The fit-out was required to reflect the sports culture of the organisation.
King St Advertising
MOAA were engaged by King St Advertising to convert an industrial warehouse into a contemporary open plan work environment that suited their collaborative approach to work.
The new space provides for 20 staff arranged in teams so as to facilitate cross communication and innovation.
Underwater Collective were engaged to produce a mural for an existing concrete wall that extends the length of the office space.
Murupara Area School
This project involves the formation of the new Murupara Area School.
The new school is based on the grounds of Murupara Primary School and brings together the primary school and Rangitahi College following its closure at the end of 2012.
The role for the new school is 380, with an entitlement area of 3920 sqm.
Extensive consultation with the board of trustees, staff, students and wider community has resulted in the proposal to create a modern learning environment.
The project is a collaboration with Darryl Church Architecture and is due for completion in mid 2015.
Wintec School Of Media Arts
An inner city industrial warehouse has been home to the Wintec School of Media Arts for many years. The solid structure of the building has provided a creative environment for visual design students to learn their craft in isolation from the surroundings.
MOAA were engaged to reorganize the interior spaces to meet current teaching practices, provide a new translucent roof to address weather-tightness issues and to open the street facade to create a stronger connection with the city and expose the creativity within.
The project has utilised innovative materials and construction techniques to achieve the design and functional requirements within a strict budget.
Hamilton Junior High School Technology Block
MOAA were engaged to refurbish the Hamilton Junior High School technology block to make it more suited to contemporary teaching methods.
The interior was stripped back, providing a simple, more open learning environment. Colour was used throughout to provide a specific identity to each space. And the extensive use of glazed sliding doors has allowed acoustic separation of spaces while still providing a strong visual connection throughout.
Whitiora Primary School Modern Learning Environment
This project involved a new masterplan and construction of 6 new teaching spaces. We carried out extensive consultation with students and staff and designed open modern learning spaces that responded to the school vision of team teaching. The 6 classrooms were arranged in two clusters, each cluster open and connected around a central specialist space for art, cooking and withdrawal.
WIT Health Sciences Building
The Health Sciences Building at Waiariki Institute of Technology provides a modern learning facility, student social space, 200 seat lecture theatre, experimental teaching spaces and staff offices.
The building is oriented to enclose a sunny north west sloping landscape zone adjacent the campus central boulevard.
This project is part of the institutes redevelopment master plan and was completed in collaboration with Darryl Church Architecture
TKKM o Whangaparaoa Redevelopment
Te Kura Mana Maori o Whangaparaoa is a special character Kura located at Cape Runaway on the tip of New Zealand’s East Cape.
The project involved refurbishment of all existing buildings on the wind swept site along with provision of additional teaching space due to roll growth.
The site is close to the coast and often experiences extreme winds sweeping in off the ocean, making an inhospitable environment for staff and students.
A new hall with a cradling wind structure over it was positioned to form a sheltering barrier to a central courtyard. Additional wind fences were positioned to mitigate winds around circulation spaces.
Mystery Creek Events Centre
The MCEC sits as a jewel nestled within its naturally terraced setting fronting onto the Waikato River. Our proposal reconnects the site with its inherent natural assets and adjacent rural built context by embracing its frontage to the Waikato River and directly responding to the topographical landform. Our proposal will reposition Mystery Creek as a destination of great natural beauty, world class buildings and event space, festival and family friendly recreation. The proposal identifies the site’s potential and transforms a gated, unfriendly, empty and isolated site into a river edge treed open park of multiple uses, with a new central hub, landscaped gardens, and connection to the river. (Invited competition in association with Taylor Cullity Lethlean.)
Hastings Civic Square
An open competition was held for the redevelopment of Hastings Civic Square. The proposal was for a bold reworking of the Civic Square, including a decluttering of the site and construction of exciting new structures. This included a large canopy structure that would define a flexible outdoor civic space.
MOAA Architects were awarded third place.
This project acts to link a number of disparate cultural buildings into a cohesive arts precinct. The development is centred on a new plaza that forms an extension to existing public space. Commercial programme such as hotel and office space supports the development, along with cafés, restaurants and bars providing activity on the plaza.
You won't see here a cliche passport photo followed by a long blurb about each of us, sure we are each specialists in different areas of architecture, Tim is an ideas man, Brooke will make sure those ideas happen, Simon makes pictures (worth more than a thousand words) and Nathan will play devils advocate on the technical detail (because we all know the devil is in the detail). You see, we operate as a team - if you get one, you get us all.
MOAA architects are a team of dedicated professionals based in Hamilton, NZ. We combine our individual abilities and experiences from our diverse backgrounds to deliver innovative and successful projects for each of our clients. We are busy working on an exciting range of projects, both new and refurbishment, in the residential, commercial and education sectors. We have a passion for ideas and people. We are always happy to have a chat about your ideas – and we love to get involved early.
We are Collaborative...
MOAA encourages individual excellence, but it is our collaborative sprit that allows us to lead. We work with brilliant minds from a wide range of professions and countries to bring genuine innovation to our projects.
We have Integrity...
MOAA believes that one of the most important things we have is our word. We pride ourselves in our commitment and responsiveness to our clients needs. We take this seriously.
We are Enthusiastic...
MOAA works with the best clients. We have a reputation for being passionate about your projects. We pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable way we deliver our services.
We are Innovative...
MOAA does not shy away from innovation – we pursue it. Innovation is a fluid process that we identify early in projects and continue to seek with our clients. It is our specialty.
We are Creative...
MOAA engages in all things creative. We are unashamedly openminded. The future has not been designed. MOAA’s role is to inspire clever solutions that deliver innovation to a practical world.
We are Green...
Environmental design is a fundamental part of our practice. MOAA is not interested in expensive theoretical "trade off schemes". We believe in an architecture that is about reduction and this is a core value to us, as both a practice and individually.
MOAA uses your words, visions and aspirations as the starting point for every project. We understand that these projects will not exist without this vision. Our goal, in this stage, is to first understand what it is you want before we start to make any design decisions. This is and always will be your project; we are simply here to help you achieve it.
MOAA uses a wide range of media to progress through concept development to detailed construction analysis. The use of physical models, 3D computer graphics and sketches all form part of our communication process with our clients. MOAA believes that this is where we will bring value to your project and ensure that you understand what you will be getting before it is built.
MOAA has a strong technical foundation in the delivery of construction projects. We offer a wide range of professional methods to assist our clients through this phase and our service can be tailored to your needs. Price, Quality and Time are the key drivers that MOAA strives to achieve and we are able to offer the best quality advice with a sound backing of 50 years combined experience in the construction industry.