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COCOON HOUSE (Designology’s prototype ‘Convertible Home‘), is open Sustainable House Day. This multi-award winning home is FIRE & STORM resistant. The SEMI-PREFABRICATED light weight structure provides flexibility internally (no load bearing walls), and achieved high levels of recognition winning multiple industry awards for innovation, environmental credentials and overall pragmatic approach to human factor interfaces in rural and remote locations.
The Cocoon House, ‘Convertible Home’ is 2 storeys, with 4-5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 powder-room and large balconies. Cocoon House is off-grid. Awnings are installed on windows for weather protection and security. Designology can build to BAL40.
Designology specialise in understanding the practical uses of environmental systems and processes integrated into an energy efficient structure. We comfortably achieve a minimum 6 – 8 star energy rating in a cool temperate zone through a combination of bulk insulation and thermal mass.
Other uses of technology include:
Steel Colourbond CGI (corrugated iron) roof and wall cladding has – durability, low thermal mass, low maintenance, fire and storm resistance and economics. The main superstructure has been designed using lightweight steel framing. Although steel has relatively high embodied energy compared to timber, unlike timber it’s infinitely recyclable.
Click here to watch trailer for the first episode of ArchiTel features the Convertible House. Kevin Starling of Designology has designed and built an alternative environmentally sustainable fire and storm resistant dwelling, “The Convertible House”.
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This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 6 stars using NatHERS accredited software (BersPro). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.