e-archi­tect fea­tures Burwood

December 2019

We have recent­ly fea­tured on e-architect’s web­site, edit­ed by Isabelle Lomholt. The full fea­ture can be viewed here.

The house has a fab­ric first approach to the design with very low U Val­ues and air leak­age and used Pas­sivhaus detail­ing. The glaz­ing ori­en­ta­tion and build­ing over­hangs pro­mote ben­e­fi­cial solar gains in win­ter, and man­age high solar gains in the sum­mer. A large roof mount­ed pho­to­volta­ic array and elec­tric car charg­ing facil­i­ties and an elec­tri­cal stor­age bat­tery use renew­able energy.

Heat recov­ery from waste air is used to pre­heat incom­ing air dur­ing win­ter. Nat­ur­al ven­ti­la­tion from high and low lev­el open­ings and cen­tral atri­um’ pro­mot­ing stack ven­ti­la­tion forces dur­ing summer.