- Title: Three Pods House
- Location: Mount Pleasant, Christchurch, NZ
- Firm: MCAS
- Type: Residential
- Status: Built
- Year: 2016
- Size: 100-200 sqm
The Three Pods House is located on a steep hill site that overlooks the ocean. The 3 level dwelling represents the idea of three dice scattered down the hill. The three pods are similar in size, shape and proportion but are rotated to respond to the natural contours and utilize the sun and view. Each pod functions with a different programme yet all link to experience as one living domain. Profiled metal cladding is used for the walls and roofs of the pods to all communicate as one.
The entrance is at the top of the site with a parking platform provided. The top pod functions as the living, kitchen and dining area with an outdoor deck that faces the view and a loft space for privacy and relaxation. The second pod and third pod have large bedrooms with bathrooms. The third pod also with a second living that captures the view.
Each pod is designed to have a sound thermal envelope, that performs with low energy, airtightness, weathertighness and with moisture control to create a healthy, warm sustainable and energy efficient home.