This house personifies our client’s personality and the struggles and achievements of their life, and is a celebration of life itself. Building from the ground up and staying true to the family name was the design philosophy that dictated the form, cladding material choices and internal spaces. The design is a subtle balance between architectural aspiration, energy efficiency and financial constraints.
Energy efficiency is achieved through the home’s northerly orientation, thicker wall construction and features including under-slab and foundation edge insulation; minimisation of thermal bridging; thermally broken joinery; a heavily insulated roof with a services cavity; and a mechanical ventilation recovery unit. Accessibility needs were met by adopting Lifemark standards like wider hallways, level thresholds, wheelchair friendly toilet and kitchen layouts.