On a tight block with north to the street, this project required town planning due to the small lot size.
Neighbourhood character, side setback constraints, solar access challenge drove the design outcome of the dwelling. The potential dark/dingy back rooms of the house were avoided by cleverly placed voids within the side setback allowance to bring light to ground floor. Raising the mass and living to the upper floor on a suspended eco-concrete slab, enabled a generous front north balcony with views of the cityscape, and connected with warm and bright lounge, dinning and kitchen area.
Environmentally low-impact material selection, solar hot water, & 10k litre rainwater collection are the icing on the cake for this compact, functional and wonderfully bright house, which achieved 8.5 stars in house energy rating.
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See the owners thoughts in this Sanctuary Magazine sustainable house day feature
2013 Master Builder Association Excellence in Housing Award - Best Sustainable Energy Home under $650k
BPN Sustainability Award 2013 for New Dwelling - High commendation
Photo credits: Simon Black and Positive Footprints