Alterations and additions to an existing weatherboard dwelling in Brunswick. The clients wanted to create a dynamic family home that maintained the heritage street presence and also offer modern living. The living spaces that we created capture sun and sky views as well as open out into the garden spaces.
- new living areas were created to open up to the north and maximize the solar access for passive heating in winter
- overhangs were created to create shade in summer and allow for solar access in winter
- a new concrete slab in the living areas was designed to capture winter sun for passive heating in the evenings
- installation of hydronic heating panels and in-slab heating