Project description

This house is made up of a number of pavilions, repeated with variations across the site and linked by a sinuous rusting steel circulation spine. It is designed to be fully autonomous house with all power, water and heating generated on site with no compromise on quality of life.

Environmental features

Building form maximizes north-facing roof at optimal pitch for solar heating & energy systems, 100% rainwater collection, reuse and waste water treatment; photovoltaic panels with batteries to provide all electricity; solar hot water and hydronic heating (excess hot water in summer heats the swimming pool); natural cooling; double glazing; selection of appliances for energy efficiency; bushfire sprinkler system; vertical plantscapes on sliding screens; passive solar design; internal thermal mass; north solar access to living areas; sunshading to north windows; low maintenance and bushfire resistant finishes


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