An efficient design and construction techniques to provide open plan living over two levels

Architects: Mountford Architects
Location: Maylands, Australia
Year: 2015
Area: 1.722 ft²/ 160 m²
Photo courtesy: Stephen Nicholls
Description:

“Designed and built for an owner who wanted a small home that made the most of light and space on a small block, this steel and timber-framed project employed efficient design and construction techniques to provide open plan living over two levels.

The upstairs bedroom, bathroom and study have deliberately been designed to take advantage of the views of the trees on the block while a down stairs bedroom and bathroom have been designed with the owner’s eventual aging in mind. The high ceilinged living space opens directly to the north and uses cross ventilation, thermal massing and sun shading devices to achieve desired levels of thermal comfort.”

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