This two storey extension to an existing heritage cottage provides workspace, health / leisure facilities and accommodation for a couple with strong ‘green’ convictions. The result is a contemporary home, open and light, with a sense of luxurious spaciousness for an inner city home.
Sustainable design integral to the house design forms the basis for features such as sky window & sawtooth roof.
Interconnecting courtyards, roof garden & balcony provide the essential connections to the natural environment.
Embracing sustainable design practices from concept to completion in a visually interesting prominent house demonstrates the benefits of contemporary sustainable innovative design.
- Exports electricity 7.2kw photovoltaic array – enough electricity is exported to run 9 households
- Led energy efficient lighting
- Phase change material thermal mass stabilising indoor air temperatures
- Air tight breathable building membrane - manages unwanted air infiltration
- Evacuated tube solar hot water
- Provision of a 20,000L in-ground rainwater tank
- Filtered rain water connect for showers, washing machine & toilet flush Low-emission, highly durable, insulating aerated autoclaved concrete (CSR hebel) wall cladding
- High performance double glazed low-e glass units to external windows and doors
- Envirocrete - recycled low carbon footprint concrete
- Plantation timbers
Images: Bridget Puszka, BP Architects