Leschenault Sustainable Masterpiece, 8 Star Energy Rating
Leschenault, Western Australia, Australia
This single-level family home is located on a smallholding overlooking the Leschenault Inlet in Western Australia. The homestead has been designed to maximise views while opening up to the northern winter sun.
The layout resembles a ‘butterfly’ shape to create four living and sleeping wings that can each benefit from the solar access and excellent cross ventilation due to clever window placement. As a result, the home achieves a very high 8 Star Energy Rating by also incorporating simple materials such as rendered brick, masonry and corrugated iron.
Breezway Louvre Windows were specified into this sustainable masterpiece by the Building Designer John Damant, as they are a great way to ventilate the house for cooling purposes. John states “the highlight louvre windows allow occupants to maintain a connection with nature while cooling at the same time. They were also specified due to their aesthetics.”
This project won the Building Designers Association of Western Australia award for ‘Sustainable Buildings’ in 2016.
Project Date – 2013/2014
Building Designer – John Damant
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Photographer – Matthew Moyes
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