Slavin Architects Office 2018

Slavin Architects Office
North Fremantle WA 6159
10am - 2pm
House Open Style
Open House - No Booking required
Housing Type
Project Type
New Build
Slavin Architects
Richard Harris Construction
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms

Several years ago we had the pleasure of designing our own purpose built office building, which enabled us to implement for ourselves many of the sustainable design features we’ve been implementing for others over the past 30 years. We firmly believe that if you’re going to preach it, you’d better practice it!

Our office building puts to commercial use remnant land that is not suitable for residential living. Situated on the train line and Tydeman road, proximity to heavy traffic routes that would be a drawback for residents is of benefit to our employees who choose to ride, walk or catch public transport to work. End of trip facilities (shower, change room) and bike racks are provided.

Floor to ceiling windows on the north and south facing sides of the building let natural light flood in, though blinds can be drawn down for shade.

The building is constructed in part from insulated concrete panels, ensuring effective thermal regulation in peak summer and winter conditions. Operable louvres, which are rare in corporate office buildings, allow for natural airflow, and our Climate Wizard air conditioning uses 80% less power than conventional systems. Tanks beneath the building captures rain water, which is used for our toilets and reticulation.

Our carport has been designed to have the provisions and correct orientation for installation of solar panels, which will (with the batteries) eventually take our external energy requirements to zero.

Designed by Slavin Architects.


Years Open
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Disability access
Universal Access
Wheelchair Access
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
Contrasting colours and material for vision impaired
Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
Minimum 110cm wide hallways
No Corner cupboards
Power points at 60cm above floor level and 50cm from internal corners
Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
Self closers to all external doors
Semi recessed basins
Shower head on rail for various heights
Slip resistant flooring
Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
Strong fittings like towel rails that can be used as hand rails
Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
Window openings easily accessible
Universal Accessible Shower and Toilet
BAL Rating
BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements.
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Insulated concrete panels
Window and door types
Louvre windows
Low-e, films
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Recycled and reused
Roofing material
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Bulk - polystyrene board
Rating: R5.1
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk - glass wool
Rating: R2.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: 260mm Concrete Sandwich Panel with 50mm Polyisocyanurate (PIR) Board Insulation
Rating: R2.3
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Cross flow ventilation
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural light and ventilation
Wax based sealer/finish
Climate Wizard is an air conditioner that uses an indirect evaporative heat exchange core that provides hyper-efficient cooling
All electric home
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Thermal chimney
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Split system airconditioner
Climate Wizard is an air conditioner that uses an indirect evaporative heat exchange core that provides hyper-efficient cooling.
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Underground rainwater storage
Type: Li-Lo Flat Rainwater Tank
Size: 2 x 1600L
Grey water system
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Garden / Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Green walls
Native plants
Water wise plants
Worm farm