ThermalHEART windows from Architectural Window Systems were specified for a heritage-listed house in Bundaroo for meeting all the requirements of the design brief.

Designed by Tina Tziallas of Tziallas Omeara Architecture Studio, the Bundaroo street house is a heritage-listed building within the Bowral conservation area. An extension to the back of the cottage has an industrial chic feel, making for a striking contrast to the original front section of the home.

Architect Tina Tziallas of Tziallas Omeara Architecture Studio explained that they were required to integrate contemporary design, thermal performance, heritage and a very complex build on a restrained site. Tina worked closely with the client as well as the builder, AJ Corby Constructions, and AWS window fabricator, Hanlon Windows to achieve the desired design objectives.

To maximise the entry of natural light into the living space, the brief sought large windows and doors with extensive glazing. Since the cottage was located in the Southern Highlands where a cooler climate was certain each year, the AWS ThermalHEART product was specified for the project.

An impressive louvre gallery functions as an indoor/outdoor space that visually connects the guest wing to the rest of the house and also promotes cross-ventilation. External thermally broken doors at either end of the louvre gallery ensure the performance of the louvered space does not impact on the performance of the rest of the home during the cold season.

The heating system is based on geothermal technology with a geothermal heat pump extracting heat from the ground for the heated floor, the swimming pool and the hot water system. This design idea supports the reason why ThermalHEART was chosen for this energy-efficient home.

Featuring a rich palette of materials, exquisite interior styling and some of the most energy-efficient products on the market, Bundaroo is an excellent example of a successful, contemporary, sustainable home in the Southern Highlands. 

Image: The Bundaroo house (Photographer: Tom Ferguson)