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Best Environmentally Sustainable Design (Residential)

Sustainable Residence

Solar-Earth Design
(03) 9719 7535
Sustainable Residence

This energy-efficient, sustainable, multi-level mud-brick and timber residence, located within the Nillumbick Shire, north-east of Melbourne, is a worthy winner in this category. The designer has achieved a holistic approach to all aspects of the development, including the lifecycle of the building. It is an exciting project that is to be commended for the totality of the design approach and the commitment of both the owners and the designer to a truly environmentally sustainable design. The house presents a rustic, gentle interpretation of contemporary forms, with the use of low impact materials and construction methods. The design is beautifully site responsive, both visually and functionally. The interiors, while rustic in tone, are sophisticated, and show an appreciation of organic forms and craftsmanship. The house has a sense of flow and connection with the surrounding bushland from within any part of the residence. The design solution demonstrates conservation of the earth’s natural resources, meets the needs of the present with limited compromise to the ability of future generations, whilst leaving a harmonious environmental footprint.