Passionate about prefabulous design - First Light Studio

We believe in great living. We believe in its enduring power to enhance our wellbeing and its ability to work with nature, not against it. But for too long great living has been defined by the wrong thinking, resulting in buildings that are unhealthy, expensive and unsustainable. We are speaking up for a fresh direction.

That was a powerful opener from Ben Jagersma, who delivered a passionate and inspiring presentation about the work he and his peers undertake at First Light Studio. Supported by Abodo Wood, the free lunchtime talk was part of the Festival of Architecture 2017.

First Light combines internationally award-winning design with leading-edge eco technology. As pioneers of innovative prefabrication, First Light Studio demonstrates winning innovative architecture in New Zealand. They love working closely with people passionate about reshaping how we live, work and interact. As a design house, they collaborate with commercial and residential customers looking for something truly unique to their needs, site and personal vision.

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With examples of stunning 'green' designs that make the most of space for modern living on a modest scale, it left the audience asking "why don't we hear more about this?" Why indeed?

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