BUTTERFLY HOUSE

Sited in a beautiful position bookended by Little Austinmer Beach and the Illawarra escarpment, the brief was to adapt the existing dwelling into a high performance, sustainable family home. To achieve this, a significant portion of the existing dwelling was retained with the new additions harmoniously composed from high recycled content and low environmental impact materials.

 

The high performance thermal envelope includes high transparency glass to capitalise on the amazing views and insulation to maximise passive thermal comfort. Highlight windows frame long horizontal views and are shaded by an elegantly thin roof which appears to float when illuminated.

 

Awards

2014 –  National Winner | Butterfly House| Boral National Environment & Energy efficiency Residential Building Award | In association with MJB – Master Builders Australia

 

Project Team

Alexander Symes

 

Builder

Matt Jolley Builder 

 

Consultants

Detom Engineering

 

Photography

Peter Hyatt 

 

Council

Wollongong City Council