New project in Leura in the Blue Mountains
Sketch design concepts have commenced for an exciting new house for great new clients on a sublime ‘greenfield’ site close to the highest elevation in Leura.
The site slopes dramatically down to the street and is spectacular to say the least. The first image shows the commanding view to the Blue Mountains National Park most adjacent to the street, with the second image showing the fairly level ‘flat’ section further up towards the rear of the site.
Watch this space.
Blue Mountains House visualisations underscore an inventive and modest off grid house in Mt Victoria
New visualisations of Blue Mountains House showcase its further design development and have now been uploaded in ‘Projects’.
A composition of pre-finished steel, low carbon fibre-cement, and fireproof concrete meet the design performance required of a BAL FZ bushfire attack level, in unison with horizontally-sliding metal mesh screens, fire-rated thermally efficient double glazing, and vertically-retractable motorised screens to enable its envelope to be fully ‘shut down’ when unoccupied. A carefully controlled interior palette of burnished concrete, blackbutt timber boards, brushed stainless steel and galvanised steel reference the hues and tones of its setting while complementing the exterior materials.
It incorporates several off-grid measures including a solar system for power generation, 20,000 litres of underground water storage, under-floor heating, a small wood fire, and a heat recovery system to duct warm fresh air heated by exhaust air as needed.
The Local Project has featured Flexion House
Flexion House has been lovingly showcased in a great online feature article published by The Local Project entitled “Design To Be Revered - Flexion House by Christopher Polly Architects”.
This speaks to The Local Project's confidence in supporting and celebrating exceptional architectural design in the form of visualisations - as well as to the value of renders in bringing to life the ideas and material language of the project in all its detail.
With much gratitude to Matthew Fonda for the stellar visualisations, and to writer Thida Sachathep and the editor at TLP for their representation of the project.