The Northcote Low Energy House Project is a sustainable and energy-efficient dwelling that is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings near All Nations Park. The design incorporates Passivhaus principles to achieve a certified low energy house, which involves analyzing the thermal performance of the building and its components to minimize the use of non-renewable resources for heating and cooling.
The materials used were chosen for their durability and earthiness, and the locally-inspired landscape design of the garden helps to blur the boundary between private and public space. The project met the goal of creating a comfortable, energy-efficient home that is harmonious with its natural setting and the needs of the community. The homeowner also praised the team for being able to balance the design requests for energy efficiency, maximizing the view and having a pleasant interior design that met their needs.
Niea Nadya, Graduate of Architecture
Avant Gardener, Garden Designer
Grun Consulting, ESD Consultant
Quatrefoil Consulting Pty Ltd, Structural Engineer
RBS Melbourne, Building Surveyor