“We envisage a dwelling that functions sustainably off the grid, a home that is a base for a hobby farm and to accommodate visiting family…” ‘Rural Resilience’ is a new off-grid, energy-efficient, natural and healthy home for retirement that is bushfire-proof, resilient and adaptable.
It will be a contemporary strawbale house that off-grid with completely self-sufficient power, water and waste. The building focuses on being healthy, natural and non-toxic, with low embodied-energy and durable fire-resistant materials. The design balances the integration of Passive Solar Design Principles with the site constraints and local climatic conditions – view, orientation, site slope, sun, wind and rain. It has been designed with zoning of spaces, creating a flexibility of use with one wing of the house occupied by its permanent residents whilst the second wing can adapt to fullfill the needs of visiting family and friends when required. The design evokes…
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About the architects
At Talina Edwards Architecture: elemental design studio, we are passionate about helping you create a beautiful, healthy, comfortable, functional & sustainable home (& life!) you love, that doesn’t cost the earth.”
What is 'elemental design'? We believe this is the holistic approach to architecture that results in the best outcome for your project. The benefits of combining our building-science expertise with our intuitive approach results in soul-enriching homes that not only feel special to be in, but are also comfortable, healthy, resilient and energy-efficient.
We believe in delivering the healthiest, highest-performing and lowest-energy buildings in the world, with proven performance thanks to rigorous building-science and the international passivhaus standard. Talina and Mia are both Certified Passivhaus Designers.
What is biophilic design? We all have deep desire to be connected to nature, and this experience can bring us joy and improved wellbeing. Our projects are designed to with this in mind - aiming to engage all of our senses, with consideration of all the elements, which leads to a more enriching experience of the architecture.