Set on a leafy street in Sydney's suburb of Alexandria, this project called for the expansion of a single storey residence to allow for the needs of a young growing family. The clients also had specific requirements. Timber was to be used extensively and their art collection also needed to be accommodated.
The design features numerous environmental features, the most important being the central light well and 'green wall' which draws air and light into the building. This space is the 'lungs' of the house. Other key environmental features include: underfloor heating, rainwater tanks designed into the slab and passive solar design strategies.