Another great looking house found in Sydney, Australia. Their amazing climate allows for indoor/outdoor living, and this house maximizes that opportunity. Near the beach, the house enjoys wonderful views from the upper level, with a very serene and private backyard garden.
From The Contemporist:
The design is structured around a timber spine wall running along the southern boundary. The new house hangs off this wall. The house opens up to the rear with a large cantilevered concrete wing extending outwards to the garden. This creates solar protection and also extends the space into the garden. The remainder of the house is clad in timber battens and glass louvers to maximise natural ventilation. There is a large central glass enclosure in the middle of the house where the main stair is located. This atrium provides light to the centre of the house
The house was designed according to the principles of passive sustainable design. It uses natural materials such as timber. The central atrium and extensive use of glass louvers maximise natural ventilation and the use of large overhangs promote sun shading. The use of expansive upper deck areas maximise the use of spatial flow and integration with the site.
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Article sourced from The Contemporist: http://www.contemporist.com/2012/11/04/kerr-house-by-tony-owen-architects/