• Passive House Construction Practices

    On: November 3, 2014
    In: Design, Environment, Innovation, Residential
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    Passive House design concepts are becoming more practiced in Australia with areas that have climate conditions that lend well to Passive Design principles. ‘Passive Design’ is design that takes advantage of the climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the home. Passive design reduces or eliminate the need for auxiliary heating or cooling, which accounts for about 40% of energy use in the average Australian home. A Passive House is environmentally sustainable and saves occupants considerable cost of energy consumption.
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  • Design that heightens interior spaces with the experience of the outdoors.

    On: September 25, 2013
    In: Design, Materials, Residential
    Views: 347
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    Coming from a QLD upbringing and now living on the Mornington Peninsula, I am a self-confessed nature lover. I am constantly inspired and in awe of the beauty and diversity of the Australian landscape.
    The outdoors has a natural appeal to humans. The sky, earth, water, and other outdoor elements make us feel refreshed, calm, and one with the earth. How do we get these elements from the outdoors, inside of our home?
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