Filter House is new residence located within an historic post-war residential architecture precinct. The Owners, a professional couple with a new child, needed a design for a new home that would cater for their growing family as well as expressing a new sense of environmental and social responsiveness.
The house is organised as a bipartite plan with a bedroom wing to the east and a living wing to the west , joined by the
entrance hall that crosses the full length internal “street”. Overarching this is the master bedroom at the upper floor to the west. The internal street is mediator for light, breezes and activities, allowing these elements to filter deep into the site.
Concrete masonry blade walling runs north-south with breeze blocks to the extreme tips of these walls. Spaces are captured
between the blades. Joining elements are kept permeable and include – steel + timber screens, sliding doors + glass louvres.
Annabelle Thomas, Graduate of Architecture
Tamara Glick, Graduate of Architecture
Alexandra Farrington, Landscape Consultant
Emergen, ESD Consultant
Terpkos Engineering, Structural Engineer