Salute to the Sun
With a north-facing view, this stunning site allows the perfect orientation that can take advantage of Passive-Solar design principles. “Mass & Glass” is the theme here – lots of double-glazed windows, lots of thermal mass with concrete floor slab and concrete block walls. Adequate summer shading, cross-ventilation, and as much insulation as possible to roof, walls and floor will help make this a comfortable home throughout the seasons. This new home is actually an addition to an existing house, so the integration between the old and new presented an opportunity to explore different roof forms.
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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.