Inspired by the classic beach houses of Australia and America, this new residence maximises its northern exposure on its hillside location overlooking Middleton Beach. The house utilizes natural materials sourced from the site, including the impressive stone boulders to create a series of landscaped terraces as a foreground to the site. The design is cleverly split into two living spaces joined by a central outdoor deck space with feature stone fire place.
The Rowney Road residence has been designed as a modern passive solar energy efficient house incorporating a wide range of sustainable design principles and technologies. The building is orientated to the north east with high tech double glazed windows positioned to maximise the benefit of the winter sun. Thermal mass is contained within the highly insulated building envelope to warm the house in winter and cool it in summer. The project includes a photovoltaic panel system and rainwater harvesting.
RACECOURSE RORANGE RESIDENCE
A contemporary family home that is designed to respond to its surroundings. Featuring dark stained hardwood timber cladding with striking red / orange (rorange) facets, this home achieves a 7.5star energy rating and demonstrates the harmony between sustainability and a family home. Two wings connected by a glazed walkway frame the building within the landscape, whilst the functional layout also achieves an energy efficient outcome.
GREY STREET EAST
A contemporary rear addition to a hill side weatherboard cottage overlooking the harbour. The renovation comprised of an open and light-filled Living and Dining room, with plywood wall paneling and timber floorboards to create a warm and flexible space.
A new residence nestled between the idyllic Emu Point peninsula, this home takes advantage of the natural levels and features of its unique coastal site. The house opens out into a number of courtyards to maximise the use of outdoor space throughout the year, and has an emphasis on the client's collection of artwork, sculptures and recycled timbers from the family farm.
This project involved the conversion of a 1890’s traditional cottage into a contemporary residence. The house was re-oriented to provide an open plan north facing living area with outdoor courtyard space. Environmentally sustainable technologies added to the house included a photovoltaic panel system, rainwater harvesting and the addition of solar hot water. The existing house was re-glazed and fully insulated to reduce energy usage.
A contemporary passive solar house complete with ‘sun trap’ to capture and retain winter sun. Reverse brick veneer construction maximises thermal mass in the building to retain heat in the cooler months. Sustainable design principles included a rainwater harvesting system, photovoltaic panels and grey water recycling. The orientation of the house was paramount to the success of these environmental technologies.
Saltair Luxury Accommodation is a quality tourist destination that nestles into the side of Mount Clarence. The north east facing aspect of the house optimises the magnificent views to Middleton Beach, Lake Seppings and Oyster Harbour.
This Mira Mar house is orientated to capitalise on spectacular views across King George Sound. It optimises passive solar design while maintaining sheltered north facing outdoor living areas.
A new residence designed to sympathetically fit within an established urban area whilst maximising the opportunity of extensive views. The design and planning provide a direct response to the local environmental conditions, with both north and west facing outdoor areas.
An existing residence redesigned to meet the chnaging needs of a teenage family. The original structure was modified with minor extensions to create an open, flexible and contemporary design solution.