Founded in 2007, Ebode Studio is one of New Zealand's leading sustainable architecture practices and is headed by principal eco designers Niel de Jong and Johann Bernhardt. Our aim is to provide truly sustainable homes for discerning clients. We integrate architecture, interiors, landscape and green technologies for a more sustainable future. We are a multi disciplinary practice which gives us great design flexibility and enables the studio to initiate dynamic solutions in short time frames.
Ebode Studio is widely recognised as a highly innovative practice, upholding the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility. Our projects are creative and experimental, but always practical and livable. We have made sustainability the core of our work, and the driving force of our design philosophy. We are also involved in the rewriting of building and sustainability regulations and are widely quoted in the media for our activism.
As well as accepting commissions for unique architecturally styled homes, Ebode Studio undertakes all of the design work for ebode truly sustainable homes, and benefits from the support of ebode homes' project management and construction partners, all of whom are trained and experienced in providing quality environmentally sustainable home solutions for discerning clients.
Ebode Studio has a design philosophy based on 5 fundamentals:
The purpose of each project will reveal a detailed brief that addresses the real needs of our clients.
The place, (its site and climate) will develop an environmentally appropriate architecture.
The proposition of a strong design concept will lead to contemporary solutions with innovative spaces.
The precedent in use, form and typology will assist in making culturally and socially appropriate solutions.
The patterns of construction will make the most appropriate use of materials and energy.