Martin Ulenberg
ANZIA Registered Architect

Focusing on ecologically sensitive design and specialising in earthen and natural materials.


+64 21 1377 778
Instagram

Demonstration videos

Demonstration videos


Demonstration videos to help explain various facets of natural building.

Hempcrete Coromandel


Hempcrete home on the outskirts of town to be owner buit.

Country cottage Auckland


Traditionally proportioned home on the rural outskirts of Auckland. The design has been split into three sections or ‘mini houses’ to better reflect the scale of petite historic cottages.

Rammed earth Waipu


Rammed earth and light timber frame home with guest house on a ridge line overlooking Bream Bay. The house is being built in two stages.

Internal adobe veneer Silverdale


Internal adobe veneer home on the rural outskirts of Auckland. The home was designed by Graeme North about 8 years ago and we are now developing the concept into construction documentation.

Light earth duplex Auckland


Affordable light earth duplex in the central Auckland suburbs with charred cypress rainscreen cladding and an edible garden.

Straw bale Kerikeri


Straw bale and timber frame home outside of Kerikeri in the Bay of Islands. The home is based on permaculture principles and uses passive solar design.

Timber cruck frame Auckland


Timber cruck frame home in the central Auckland suburbs. The curved cruck frame may be formed out of local pohutukawa. The house will have double stud walls insulated with expanded perlite.

LEM

Light earth method (LEM)


Read about this technique.

Adobe or mud brick

Adobe or mud brick


Read about this technique.

Straw bale

Straw bale


Read about this technique.

Pisé

Rammed earth or pisé


Read about this technique.

Cob

Cob


Read about this technique.

Hempcrete

Hempcrete or hemp-lime


Read about this technique.

Earthen floors

Earthen floors


Read about this technique.

Clay plasters, renders and alises

Clay plasters, renders and alises


Read about these techniques.

An argument for natural / earth building

An argument for natural / earth building


Eco & green building tips

Eco & green building tips


Natural building techniques for conventional timber frame homes.

Biography & philosophy

Biography & philosophy


Invermay Corner, cottage industry


Outside of Architecture I like to engage in other creative endeavours such as gardening, fermenting alcohol, working with wood and playing with clay.

Information booklet

Information booklet


Appropriate design in a temperate climate booklet.

Devo


My little office manager.