CASA31_4 Room House 2015

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House Notes – CASA31_4 Room House

This project includes both a macro and micro approach to sustainability. It also extends the meaning of sustainability beyond environmental to include contextual, social, cultural and economic concerns. This house will be a case example for the City of Vincent demonstrating the importance of preserving the 1935 Queen Anne Federation home with the capacity to embrace contemporary expectations of living, without comprising the street context or privacy of adjoining properties. The neighbouring house completes the street sequence of ‘twins’ and twins should never be separated.

The removal of material from site is minimised, an attitude of ‘upgrading’ ensures that materials once concealed for structural purposes are now used for furniture, decks, doorframes and architraves.

The upper and lower level spaces are protected from the low, intense summer sun with timber framed fixed and operable screens, the upper level is cooled with a manually operated reticulation system that drip feeds water on to the fabric, hot moving air is rapidly chilled, this is Perth’s largest ‘Coolgardie Safe’, a 19th century low-tech refrigeration system used by the Coolgardie WA gold miners to cool edible goods. Windows are strategically located to maximise cross ventilation or for winter heat gain (north facing highlight window with a deep reveal for shading).

All interior spaces preserve elements of the past, history is layered but never erased.

Low energy light fittings, recycled light fittings, low water use and storage, pv cells and solar hot water systems all form part of the sustainable equation but is the focus.

Economy is achieved through re-cycling, restoring, re-interpreting building materials and historic traditions and minimising waste.

This project represents a holistic approach to design and dwelling, where memories are preserved, carbon footprint minimised and the concerns of the broader community celebrated.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2015
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation
      Thermal chimney

    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Coolgardie Safe
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Tiles, landscaping
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Timber
      Windows
      Doors
      Paving
      Insulation
      Kitchen/bath cabinets

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal and external walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Plywood and Soundchek
    • Floor Type:
    • Plywood and Jarrah
    • Internal / External Walls Type:
    • Plywood and Plastered Brick
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $3,500.00
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 200m2
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Clerestory windows
    • Universal Design Features
    • Multi-generational
      Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Water wise plants
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Native plants
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Non Toxic Paint
Location
Mount Hawthorn WA 6016
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Hugo Homes

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