Interior design articulation for Leura House
Graphical 3d modelling representations enable the articulation of the various design elements within the interior spaces for Leura House, serving to augment the compositions of materials, finishes, fixtures and furnishings – while also revealing the numerous ways it expands to its immediate landscape and mountain views beyond.
It embodies durable, low maintenance materials comprising of low carbon burnished concrete, face brickwork, expressed galvanised and stainless steel elements, and naturally finished timber ceilings, doors, windows & joinery – to definitively amplify the tones of its proximate landscape setting and facilitate connections to its place.
Design concepts for Trafalgar House in Annandale
Sensitive alterations and a new rear addition to a freestanding house in a heritage conservation area are carefully composed to provide significant additional room for a growing family. Remaining intact, the front primary form will be sympathetically restored and refurbished to enhance its historic character, while the form of the new addition purposely defers to established conditions of the original house in the manner in which it is sub-ordinate to and springs from it – at a macro level and in contemporaneous interpretation of particular elements and details.
The addition incorporates numerous sustainability measures inclusive of high levels of wall, slab, ceiling and roof insulation and thermally-efficient double glazing to achieve a 7-star rating – as well as, low carbon concrete, hydronic in-slab heating, an electric instantaneous hot water system, a PV solar system for renewal energy generation with battery storage, and underground water storage for re-use in the house and landscape. The original front half will also incorporate new roof, ceiling, and floor insulation to greatly improve its energy efficiency and thermal comfort.
Leura House design concepts
Design concepts have been prepared for a new house on a greenfield site comprising of a series of brick pavilions which cascade down a highly complex two-way slope from the highest elevation in Leura. It is carefully sited and anchored to its land in the manner in which it negotiates and relates to existing surrounding levels to provide proximate connections to its encompassing landscape, while simultaneously emerging from its topography to amply capture daylight, air circulation, and commanding views of the Blue Mountains National Park to the north.
It integrates several sustainability measures inclusive of thermally-efficient double glazing, high levels of cavity wall, slab, ceiling and roof insulation to achieve a 7.6 star rating, a 14.5 kWh PV solar system for renewal energy generation with battery storage, 35,000 litres of underground water storage for re-use in the house and landscape, hydronic in-slab heating, energy-efficient radiator heating for private zones, a wood fireplace for the public zone, and future allowance for a supplementary heat recovery system.