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Passive House (Passivhaus) Projects

Maxa Design are currently working on 9 Passivhaus (Passive House) projects throughout Australia. Using a range of construction techniques, these projects vary from new coastal homes to earth covered suburban homes to contemporary rural medical clinics. We have more staff undertaking the passive house designer course and have developed working relationships with world leading Passivhaus consultants. If you’re looking to undertake a project of this world leading energy standard then please get in touch with us via our contact us page.

Corrben Homes - Master Builders Association of Victoria Award Winners

Great news is that the good folk at Corrben Homes have received a Master Builders Association of Victoria award for excellence in construction for our Mitcham project! Well done team - well deserved recognition!

National Design Award Winners

Maxa Design are very proud to announce that our 'Culvert House' Trentham project was a winner at the recent National Association of Building Designers (NABD) awards. As a recipient of a Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) award & commendation, the project was automatically considered for the national awards in the same categories. The calibre of entries in the NABD awards this year was very high, so to receive a design award amongst our peers was a true honour!

Victorian Design Award Winners

Our Culvert House Trentham project was awarded 'Residential Design - New Houses, $300K-$500K Construction Cost'. This project also received a commendation in the category of 'Best Environmentally Sustainable Design - Residential'.

Our Bishop House project also received a commendation in the category of 'Residential Design - Alterations & Additions, $200K-$500K Construction Cost'.

There are several posts from the night on our Facebook page - pop on over and have a look!



Now Passive House (Passivhaus) Certified

We're very proud to announce that we now have 2 Passivhaus designers in our team! Our director and principal designer Sven Maxa successfully completed certification as a Passivhaus Institute Designer in late 2015, and is now joined by Lauren Walther who completed the training course in November 2016 ! We currently have 6 Passive House projects in development, with 2 in construction now, and 3 projects to start in early 2017!. If you want to know more about Passivhaus or are thinking about having your own Passivhaus project designed - then give us a call!