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Sustainable home makes use of solar power and recycled materials

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Day Bukh Arcitects designed this home with an eye on the future. It uses water saving devices, solar voltaic panels and renewable materials

This alterations and additions project was inspired by the traditional childlike idea of a gable roofed house

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Designed to meet the long term needs of a young professional couple, this alterations and additions project was inspired by the traditional childlike idea of a gable roofed house, and how that translates into purity of form and order of structure within a piece of modern architecture. The landscaping is designed so that the outdoors flows into the internal living spaces, visually and spatially connecting the two.

The existing semi-detached house was in its original condition with the rear yard closed off to the rest house. The clients required the new living spaces to open out to an adjacent private open space as well as a first floor addition to the rear of the house.

Sustainability features include:

  • passive solar design
  • low e glass
  • water saving devices
  • high levels of insulation
  • led lighting
  • renewable timbers
  • low impact fibre cement
  • recycled brick
  • cooling gardens
  • energy efficient appliances and water saving devices
  • solar voltaic cells for power
  • rainwater collection for reuse

Architect: Day Bukh Architects

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First published date: 12 April 2017

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