The garden house is built like a renewable energy power station
This seemingly small shingle-covered house in Melbourne, Australia may not look like a sustainable power plant, but it is actually generating 100 kWh of electricity vitality 26 kWh Tesla battery is used every day. Compared with the average daily energy consumption of 19 kWh in Australian households, this figure is particularly prominent.
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Known as a garden house, this modern house has impressive sustainability features. In addition to its 17kW Solar panels Facing north, east, and west to maximize solar output throughout the day, it also has a 15,000-liter rainwater tank, stored under the garage, for toilets and garden irrigation.
The goal is to build a self-sufficient, Modern It doesn’t feel big, but a house that can accommodate a family of five. According to the client, the architect was able to make this dream a reality. The owner said: “Our home will not feel too big, it feels very warm.” “It is like a small ecosystem, the more people there are, the more meaningful it is. This is a multitasking house that does four things at the same time. It has Logical space, and everything is normal.”
This is achieved by dividing most of the house into four smaller areas: office, kitchen/living room, dining area and children’s area, each area connected by mirror glass links or bridges. As the glass reflects its lush environment, the result is a comfortable space that maintains cohesion.According to the designer, the client wanted to preserve as much of the existing greenery as possible on the plot so that they could enjoy garden It felt good when they moved in.
The house also includes under-floor insulation, circulating heating and double-glazed windows with thermally broken aluminum frames. These features allow the house to operate without the need for natural gas or fossil fuels.For the material, the designer chose Recycle Bricks and cement with 50% fly ash content to reduce emissions. Since then, the residence has won the acclaim of the Victorian Institute of Architects Award. Austin Maynard Architects also called the project “the most sustainable residence to date.”
Image courtesy of Austin Maynard Architects