Taramea Climate House - Thermory

Taramea Climate House

What about a house that despite having any heating manages to stay a cozy with 20C degrees even during the frosty winter period? That is possible when building a functioning Passive House.

Architect

CLIMATE HOUSE / ENERGY ARCHITECTURE

Year

2015

Product

THERMORY BENCHMARK THERMO-PINE CLADDING C8 26X140 MM

Color

NATURAL

Location

NEW ZEALAND

Built in Speargrass, Queenstown, New Zealand, Taramea Climate House was built with the purpose that it would be efficient for the long term. For that very same reason, thermally-modified pine was a perfect cladding and decking material.

In addition to increasing its durability, thermal modification adds a number of vital properties to the wood, making it a highly sought-after building material. With improved dimensional stability, the wood will stop reacting to changes in humidity, which is why it is an excellent material for exterior cladding, decking, saunas and underfloor heating. The wood simply absorbs less moisture than unmodified wood; it has a reduced risk of mildew and mould, and it endures heat better.

All this while retaining the natural properties of real wood with several improved features, including a beautifully deep and even tone that turns into a striking silver gray over time, if left untreated. Thermory Pine real wood cladding helps this passive house melt into the surroundings as if it was there all along.

Thermory Becnhmark thermo-pine

Blog posts related to this project

Thermory ash decking

The six elements of biophilic design

The purpose of biophilic design is to create spaces that deliver benefits for both human health and the environment by nurturing people’s innate affinity...

Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine mix and match cladding

Inspiring Exterior Wood Cladding Ideas

Natural wood can be used in many different ways. The beauty and versatility make wood unequalled building material. As both an interior and exterior design...

Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine mix and match cladding

Durability classes of wood

We have often mentioned in our articles that Thermory Ash belongs to durability class 1 and Thermory Pine is in durability class 2. But what exactly does...

Thermory_Benchmark_thermo-pine_decking_D45J 26x118_PaCS_private house_Tallinn Estonia_photo credit Allan Leppikson - Reval foto

Chemical-free wood surfaces in the home

Home is where the heart is – a place where the whole family can feel safe and warm. The building materials you choose should enhance this feeling and...

Thermory_decking_thermo_ash

Sustainable use of wood: thermally modified vs tropical wood

Wood is one of the most common building materials in the world and, with responsible forest management, it is the only renewable building material we have....

Thermal modification

Thermally modified wood – what is it?

How did the wooden Viking ships endure the corrosive effects of salt water? Nordic seafarers used to treat their wood with fire. Our contemporary...

Thermory Pine cladding

Let your creativity loose with the playfulness of Thermory’s mix and match profiles

Choosing cladding for your project is a big design decision, and with a multitude of options available, you may find yourself with more questions than...

Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine cladding

Thermory in Exterior Design: Cladding

Natural wood feels warm and inviting in both interior and exterior design. Especially in outdoor use, it is important to choose wood that is not only...

Thermory Pine cladding

How sustainable is wood?

With rising concerns about climate change, the world community’s responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint rests with each and every individual and...

Thermory_Pine_Decking; aged & unoiled_Norway_photo credit Moelven Wood Prosjekt

Color evolution of Thermory products

As a natural material, the color of wood alters over time – and there is no exception with Thermory’s thermally modified wood products, which gradually...

Thermory Loo production

Discover four of our favorite thermally modified woods

If you’re considering which wood types to use for a renovation or construction project, there are several considerations that may influence your decision...

Viviv_by_Thermory_Translucent_Brown

How to keep your Thermory cladding looking great

To ensure that your Thermory cladding retains its natural warm and authentic character, it’s important to apply the correct maintenance techniques. The...

Thermory Benchmark thermo-pine mix and match cladding

Choosing the right timber cladding

Finding the best solution to clad buildings is important for several reasons – as well as defining the look and feel of your design, it also has a major...

Thermory Radiata Pine Cladding New Zealand

How does thermally modified wood perform in different climates?

No matter where you live when you’re choosing a decking or cladding material, you’ll have to be mindful of how that material will change over time...

Thermory Benchmark thermo-ash decking and cladding, Maidla Nature Resort in Estonia

Wood in Architecture: Trends for 2022

In 2022, the global megatrend of sustainable architecture and building practices will continue. Architecture trends influence the choice of materials both...