Passive solar design features include North Orientation with pergola and deciduous. planting for sunshade.
Proposed ESD features:
photovoltaic panels, solar tube hot water
and rainwater tanks,
double glazing, slab on ground for thermal mass with
high R value insulation in frame walls and skillion roof.
Proposal for a narrow East facade with minimal glazing optimises the passive solar design
Maximising useable space on a small site is the key to this inner city renovation
A strategic shade structure, planting and existing courtyard walls, make the most of daylight within a compact footprint.
The history of this hill site inspired the horse shaped plan form designed to capture the expansive view to the South, South East and South West
Narrow East and West facades reduce solar gain for morning and afternoon sun, with "Horse form" inspired roof lines. Deck to the South captures the stunning views
The site fall from the North down to South creates the two level elevation, for wine and cellar storage fulfilling a key element of the clients' brief
Library extension within a fragmented cube form to an existing pentagonal shaped house.
The proposed new bridge and deck connects the new extension to the existing building while maintaining the superb views downslope to the North
The client brief: a large kitchen family room space with views of the mature garden to the West
Proposed sunshade over new kitchen window to the North, with a new pergola to the West over the outdoor eating area
Pitched ceiling over the Dining and Living spaces with a flat ceiling concealing existing roof structure over the new Kitchen
Proposed studio building with off grid power supply and water storage and North facing deck
The Music Studio is set back from the house for acoustic and bushfire safety