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Zero emission office designed by Reiner Schimminger an award winning Coffs Harbour based architect and builder.

 

This project is a wonderful example of a sustainable building for small offices, located in a regional town.

 

A model for design procedure that aims at sustainability, however operates within the constraints of financial feasibility and in the context of an unsophisticated construction industry (use of ‘off the shelf’ products.

 

The building is a great educational tool. It teaches the user on a daily basis how a comfortable, health and inspirational building can add to our wellbeing and enjoyment at work. It invites interaction.

 

This project was a commercial success, with very low overheads and maintenance costs.  A humble building with positive feedback all round.

 

DESIGN - BUILD - LIVE

 

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The process of architectural design through to the interpretation of the builder has traditionally seen a disconnect in achieving the architect and client's ultimate vision. Reiner Schimminger has been practicing architecture for over 30 years and has also been a builder for over 20 years. This synergy means that projects undertaken by Schimminger Design Build Live, can realise the original vision of the client and designer in creating a sustainable, energy efficient and exciting building adding value for the owner and the environment.

 

 

 

If you are looking to embark on a journey of creating an energy efficient and sustainable build, get in touch and have a consultation with Reiner on how his expertise can provide you with your green print for modern living.

 

DESIGN

 

 

 

Imagine…. Your home as the response to the many environmental challenges that our world faces today.  A home that operates as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture.

 

 

 

A green print for modern living.

 

 

 

Aiming at the most advanced measures of sustainability in the built environment today, we aim to design homes with:

 

 

 

     - Zero GHG emissions

 

     - 100% renewable energy

 

     - Urban food production

 

     - Water sensitive design

 

     - Enhanced biodiversity

 

 

 

For a life of exquisite sufficiency.

 

BUILD

 

 

 

The build focuses on quality and sustainable architect designed homes, where we build no more than one or two homes per year, so that each one gets our full attention and personalised service.

 

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We create homes that:

 

     - Are comfortable all year round.

 

     - Generate more energy than they use

 

     - Value water. From harvesting, treating and re-using it on site.

 

     - Are made using healthy building materials

 

     - Incorporate roof gardens

 

     - Modify the micro-climate with green walls

 

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Skillful management of our trusted team of contractors and suppliers ensures short construction times and high-quality results.

 

 

Visit The natural Home Company website here.

 

LIVE

 

 

How do you live well in a fast-changing world? A world of massive social and economic changes that lie ahead? How do you plan and build a home now, so that in 10 years’ time it will give you comfort and shelter in a world with an unknown climate?

 

 

 

How do you plan your life now, so that you can adapt to the changes ahead?

 

 

Reiner will facilitate various processes that guide you through these vital steps:

 

     - Understanding

 

     - Acceptance

 

     - Response

 

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Through review of the science, scenario planning and risk assessment we can develop a deeper understanding of our situation.

 

 

 

Through understanding we can come to the acceptance of ‘what is’ and see our responsibility to act.

 

 

 

Once we recognise the urgency and our responsibility, we can find appropriate ways to respond on a personal level, engage on a regional level and become part of the change movement globally.

 

 

 

The City of Hope in Coffs Harbour will be our base camp and experimental lab.

 

 

 

Click to visit City of Hope website.

 

REINER SCHIMMINGER

 

 

 

Hi, I’m Reiner Schimminger, an architect based in Coffs Harbour, in the state of New South Wales in Australia.

 

 

For the past 30 years I’ve provided architectural design services in and around the region as ‘Schimminger Architects’, paving the way in sustainable architectural design.

 

 

I’ve been involved in a broad base of environmental learning and engagement over the last three decades. I’m a passionate environmentalist and was active in Climate Action Groups. 350.org and have also been an Ambassador for Al Gore’s Climate Project.

 

 

I’m active in the Coffs Coast Climate Action Group and the Stop Adani campaign and I’m involved in the deep ecology processes and learning from Indigenous peoples.

 

 

I’ve presented to community groups, schools and anyone who has been searching for inspiration to create a living future through Warm Data Lab as an authorised host.

 

 

I’m a registered, practicing architect with over 35 years' of experience, both overseas as well as in Australia. I’m also a licenced builder, with over 20 years' experience.

 

 

 

I established The Natural Home Company in 2003, where I built architect-designed projects as a licenced builder. As part of the evolution of my career, I launched Schimminger Design Build Live in 2019 which combines the three principles of my work of architectural design, green and sustainable building and living within those spaces designed to have minimal impact on the environment both now and into the future.

 

I’m a member of various associations including; Master Builders Association (MBA) and the Living Future Institute of Australia (LFIA).

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

 

 

Throughout his career as both an architect and a builder, Reiner has collected an impressive range of awards for excellence in architecture, design, efficiency and sustainability.

LET'S CREATE A LIVEABLE FUTURE.

 

 

Welcome, my name is Reiner Schimminger and I am an architect, based in Coffs Harbour.

 

For over 30 years I have provided architectural design services as Schimminger Architects, leading in sustainable architectural design.

 

 

I am also a licenced builder. For the last 15 years I have built architect designed projects with my building company, The natural Home Company.

 

 

 

I am a passionate environmentalist and have been involved with many campaigns over the last 15 years.

 

 

 

Now is the time for transition, combining all three areas of my expertise as Schimminger Design Build Live – Sustainably.

 

 

 

If you are inspired to create your liveable future with exquisite sufficiency please read on.

 

REINER SCHIMMINGER

 

 

Reiner Schimminger has provided architectural design services for over 30 years. He is considered to be at the forefront of environmental and sustainable design.

 

 

Reiner is a passionate environmentalist and was active in Climate Action Groups, 350.org and has also been an Ambassador for Al Gore’s Climate Project.  Reiner has presented to community groups, schools and anyone who has been searching for inspiration to create a living future.

 

 

Reiner's career has had some incredible highlights so far and he has won numerous awards for his work over the years. View Reiner's profile to learn more about his passion, career evolution and his approach to architecture and sustainable living.

ZERO EMISSION OFFICE

This project is a wonderful example of a sustainable building for small offices, located in a regional town.

 

A model for design procedure that aims at sustainability, however operates within the constraints of financial feasibility and in the context of an unsophisticated construction industry (use of ‘off the shelf’ products.

 

The building is a great educational tool. It teaches the user on a daily basis how a comfortable, health and inspirational building can add to our wellbeing and enjoyment at work. It invites interaction.

 

This project was a commercial success, with very low overheads and maintenance costs.  A humble building with positive feedback all round.

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