Breezway Altair power louvre windows were installed in a newly renovated home located in Queens Park, Sydney.

Designed by architect Clinton Cole of CplusC Architectural Workshop, the renovation focussed on clean contemporary lines balanced by the warmth of recycled timber. The renovation was commissioned by a social Sydney couple who sought a custom designed home that catered to their specific living and entertaining lifestyle.

Design highlights of the renovation project included dramatically re-working the interior plan to arrange spaces around the ordering elements of the entry hall and service spine; and a new entry hall providing a warm circulation path, and distinctly articulated in timber that connects the various spaces of the home.

Since the property was located on the corner of a busy arterial road and adjacent to a side laneway, the renovation needed to address significant acoustic, privacy and access to sunlight issues. The butterfly roof form in conjunction with minimal openings to the external walls mitigates noise and overlooking issues, while allowing an abundance of winter sun to flood deep into the building through automated Breezway Altair power louvre windows running the length of the building. The highlight louvre glazing also promotes cross ventilation throughout the dwelling, cooling the building in the summer months.

The extensive use of timber offers warmth to interior spaces, while Breezway Altair automated louvre windows and sliding doors give the home a sense of spatial continuity allowing the occupants to control their environment.

Image: Winter sun floods deep into the building through automated Breezway Altair power louvre windows (Photographer – Murray Fredericks)