Brief: Family Home - 5 Bedroom
Location: Hampton, Victoria
Climate: Cool Temperate
Architect: Third Skin
Area: 247m2 Internal area+ 52m2 Garage
This five bedroom two storey family house presents a simple composition of three forms to the street. The garage is clad in weathered recycled hardwood to conceal the garage doors and contrast with the wall panels. Its curved wall leads to a front door in the void between garage and front bedroom. Above, the asymmetrical gable roof to the upper level creates a large north facing roof area for 6.5kW of battery ready solar panels to be mounted without the need for unsightly steel frames. The first floor overhangs the ground floor to provide effective summer shading to the north and cover to the front door.
The living areas are oriented to the north to maximise passive solar performance and open the house to the garden.
This is an all-electric house with intelligent technology used to minimise energy consumption. Systems include heat recovery ventilation and heat pump based hot water and hydronic heating.