By Holly – Classes: Bathroom, Bedroom, Dining Room, Eco-Pleasant, Fireplace, Hall and Entrance, Houses, Interior Layout, Kitchen, Living Room
Australian architectural firm Cooper Scaife Architects has designed the Leura Lane House.
This modern property in Hamilton, Australia, functions a skillion roof and was created to accomplish a high level of vitality efficiency.
Leura Lane Home by Cooper Scaife Architects:
“This venture is a prototype for a technique of energy-effective modular housing, designed particularly for rural blocks. The Leura Lane house is a ‘2 bedroom model’ comprised of 2 separate pavilions: a single containing a carport and storerooms the other containing residing quarters. The independence of these 2 pavilions gives full flexibility to orientate the carport to face the street, whilst the living regions of the home can be oriented north or towards preferred views. The property is linear in program, with residing locations at 1 finish, the entry and utility spaces in the centre and bedrooms at the opposite end. This prepare gives the versatility for additional bedrooms, bathrooms or living spaces to be extra to the fundamental model.
Vitality efficiency is a strong focus of the layout. The house achieved an 8.2 star power rating by means of the use of passive layout ideas, readily offered components and common development strategies. The residing spaces are oriented to maximise solar obtain in winter, with the large skillion roof calculated to offer summer time shade. Large levels of bulk and reflective insulation are put in in the 2 the walls and ceiling and all windows are double glazed with an argon-filled cavity. Thermal mass is positioned in the floor slab, which is insulated from the earth to preserve warmth in the predominantly cold climate of southern Victoria. The narrow floor prepare of the property permits for significant cross ventilation and the roof space is vented for summer season cooling.
The site is a semi-rural landscape on the edge of town that contained a substantial sum of native vegetation. The use of normal resources that responded to this context was an essential consideration and a restrained, easy palette was used the 2 externally and internally. The interior has a warm, earthy ambience with terrazzo tiles during the house and Australian hardwoods utilised extensively. The exterior is clad in spotted gum which will gradually climate to a silver grey as the developing ages.”
Pictures by: John Wilson