Our second home designed and to be built for the Blue Mount Rise Estate, a low-density housing sub-division based on sustainable living principles.
This three bedroom + study home makes very efficient use of space in a compact plan which also offers plenty of interest in the third dimension. The bulk of the house has been skewed on the block to face north and to take best advantage of the sun’s free heating. The kitchen, carport and garage are contained in a smaller scale volume on a rotated axis to address the street frontage and to allow ease of access for vehicles.
The lightweight cladding materials are a combination of rough-sawn plywood, radially sawn timber, and corrugated iron which folds over from the roof to cover the sides and back of the roof trusses.