Tropical Design 2018

Tropical Design
Girraween NT 0836
Full address will be displayed on 05 Sep 2019
House Open Style
Guided Tours - Booking essential (address will not be listed on website)
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Open with support of
Environment Centre NT

Tours will be conducted every 30 minutes from 10:00am to 1:30pm. Bookings essential – address will NOT be displayed on the website. Book your tickets now by clicking here.
Ticket price – 1 House: $10 or Multiple Houses: $20 – Free for ECNT Members

Designed by Troppo Architects, this house features open living in a natural bush land setting. The tropical design includes high ceilings and floor to ceiling ‘walls’ of louvers to maximize cross ventilation and take advantage of cooling breezes. An up-sloping roof on the deck promotes unobstructed views of the surrounding bush land and the sunrise to the east and sunset to the west. The house incorporates a 4.5 kW solar panel system, LED lighting and salvaged timber.

Special Guest* from 12:00 to 2:00pm Jo Best from Troppo Architects who will be happy to answer any questions about the house design.

*If you want to attend the talk, please book your house tour for the scheduled talk time


Previously Open
Roofing materials
Metal (Zincalume)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (steel frame)
Window and door types
Louvre windows
Window and door shading

Recycled and reused
Sustainable materials
Spotted Gum timber floors from renewable sources Salvaged timber from Tiwi Islands reused throughout the house and in some furniture
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
All electric home
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
Solar hot water (flat panel)
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Floor to ceiling 'walls' of louvres, high celings, open living space for improved cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Drip irrigation
Small garden and limited use of exotic species
Garden / Outdoors
Small garden and limited use of exotic species