VIVA AGM Monday 27 June

Viva Networking meeting and short AGM
Focus on Building Costs

5.30-7.30  Monday 27 June 2016
Pegasus Arms,14 Oxford Terrace
(hospital end) Access off Tuam St or Oxford Tce (map)
RSVP to Jane Quigley (
bjanequigley@gmail.com)

Housing Affordability

Our huge building costs are making housing unaffordable to many New Zealanders. Over the next few months we will explore why this is and the alternatives.                                  

Park HomesAt our AGM we will have an informal discussion on ParkHomes, (www.ParkHomes.co.nz), with creator Paul Hennessey. Paul has designed an innovative way to deal with TC3 land creating a warm, well insulated, compact home that does not cost the earth

SUBS DUE!
Bring your $20 VIva Subscription   (or click here to pay online)

For your reference:

The Viva! Project
Our vision: “Creating Vibrant Urban Villages, Innovative and Inspiring Examples of Sustainable Design and Connected Community”

 

4 April Networking Meeting

Monday 4 April 2016 at Pegasus Arms 5.30 – 7.30
(near the hospital) … access is off Tuam St or Oxford Tce.

Come and hear about the exciting land opportunity
at our next meeting!

Amongst our line up of speakers this month you will hear:

Sustainable eco-house in Paris with a flexible design.

Sustainable eco-house in Paris with a flexible design.
Click on the image to link to the article.

  • Community focused Architect Hamish Shaw unveiling ideas for a village on land in a regenerating area of our City – lots of opportunity here! (Come and register your interest in being part of this exciting project and book for the first site planning meeting!)
  • Green Developer, Jane Quigley, will briefly summarize the Cohousing book by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett. While recovering from her broken ankle she “got” why a “Breathe Viva Village” would never have worked and why by following the Cohousing manual we can create a truly successful village.

Drinks & bar food will be available for purchase. Call 366 0600 or email orders@pegasus-arms.co.nz for dinner reservation following the meeting.

RSVP to Jane Quigley bjanequigley@gmail.com

Feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone else you think may be interested.

VIVA! End of Year Networking Meeting – 1 December

VivaLogoTuesday 1 December 5.30 – 7.30pm
Open Home & Christmas Gathering
26a Sylvia Street Parklands

We have been invited to visit this  Panalised Passive House presently under construction

This project is collaboration between ProjeX4 and Vicus Design Group.  The house is constructed of panels from LVL, the panels are fully insulated and lined with both an air tight membrane and water tight membrane as well as ply bracing. The framing is not exposed to the elements and no moisture can enter the building framing.  Other benefits are that the houses are constructed quickly and a water tight building is achieved in a much shorter period. This approach dramatically improves the thermal performance, comfort, health and durability of the completed building.

During the evening ProjeX4 and Vicus Design Group will explain design principles and share their design philosophy.

After the site visit we can then head to Waimairi Beach Golf Course Club House for refreshments
RSVP Jane Quigley bjanequigley@gmail.com

 See you there!

VIVA! Members invited to Open Home – 5.30 2 November Limited Numbers!

Our next VIVA! Networking Meeting
Monday 2 November 5.30 – 6.30pm  11 Church Square Addington
At Christchurch’s first 10 star Superhome
Limited to 30 People – so book in please!

superhome

Architect Bob Burnett and team will show us around his and NZ first 10 Star home in Church Square, Addington. He will also tell us about the Superhome Movement – building affordable, higher value homes with low ongoing costs.   MORE INFO

Please RSVP to Jane bjanequigley@gmail.com by Friday 30th October – sorry we can only have 30 people to this event, so it will be first in!

Lets go to the Pegasus Arms for a bit of a chat/dinner following!!

July Viva Networking Meeting

VivaLogo27 July 2015 5.30 – 7.30pm
Pegasus Arms,14 Oxford Terrace
(hospital end) Access off Tuam St or Oxford Tce (map)

Speakers include:

David Killick:

David KillickNo doubt you have been reading his articles in the Press, hear him in the flesh speak about his recent trip to Vauban in Germany, one of the world’s most celebrated residential eco-neighbourhoods.

David is keen on all aspects of design, architecture, and innovative products.  David’s Website

PrintMitchell Coll:

Christchurch Architect: Mitchell Coll is the Director of Coll Architecture will speak about his eight-star student apartments – Matipo on the Green – Riccarton

RSVP to Jane Quigley bjanequigley@gmail.com 

Pegasus Arms: Drinks & bar food will be available for purchase. Call 366 0600 or email orders@pegasus-arms.co.nz for dinner reservation following the meeting.

Feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone else you think may be interested.