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BDAV 2017 Building Design Awards

Passive Butterfly

Commendation Best Environmentally Sustainable Design-Residential

Designer: EME Design Pty Ltd
Web: www.emedesign.com.au
Builder: Ridge Developments Pty Ltd
Photographer: Amorfo
Location: Armadale, VIC

This project was a close contender for this award, and was certainly deemed by the judges to be worthy of a commendation. While achieving the clients’ brief of including the required living areas, this redevelopment employs sound environmentally sustainable principles, with the use of natural materials, good building orientation, a compact built form, thermal mass for passive heating, and the use of natural garden and wet areas to also allow for passive cooling of the house. While achieving these goals, the new addition respects the heritage of the original house.