Radman Brown home residence, located in Richmond. Built by Guy Herschell Architects

Radman Brown House is a private residence located in Richmond, New Zealand.

It was designed by Guy Herschell Architects, and has a facade of rusting steel that gives it a very unique look.


Radman Brown House by Guy Herschell Architects:

“Clad in rusting steel, dramatic black stained battened plywood and nestled in the rural watershed of the Richmond ranges south of Nelson, this state of the art family eco-home explores the context of building in the landscape of the rural Waimea planes, drawing upon the textures of rustic rural buildings and rusty wool sheds to create an elegant weathering building bathed in an underbelly of light and sumptuous family living.


The client’s brief called for a family home which was suitable for young children, with room for future flexibility; a home which embodied best practice eco and architectural principals, lifestyle ideals, and sustainable eco-technology within a balanced budget.

The house embodies a number of prototyping firsts, eco-friendly architectural detailing and best practice sustainable passive solar design featuring,

an exposed iron oxide impregnated concrete solar mass floor

Code exceeding R6 roof and R3.2 wall wool insulation in overlapping layers to prevent thermal bridging


Low-E argon filled thermal glazing throughout

Active and passive heating and cooling transfer from the communal living regions to the bedrooms

Controllable passive stack effect ventilation through roof light windows

Integrated heat pump-solar -wet back powered under floor heating


Solar hot water heating

Unique LED Low power and low voltage task and environment lighting throughout with the provision for off grid power supply operation

On site roof water detention and storage

On-site waste and grey waster dispersal


Recycled plastic decking

Green First certified environmentally friendly Ply cabinetry and joinery

low VOC finishes and absolute minimum Timber preservative treatment using Douglas Fir timber to alternative Council solution.”

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Source: HomeDSGN, photos courtesy of Guy Herschell Architects

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