House in Greenwich / VOLPATOHATZ SA

  • 28 Aug 2013
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Architects: VOLPATOHATZ SA
Location: Greenwich,
Design Team: Marco Volpato, Nicole Hatz, Axel Eichler, Frangiska Skiadas
Area: 360.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Richard Glover

Imaging: Filippo Bolognese
Planning Consultant: Kerry Gordon Planning Services, Kerry Gordon
Structural Engineer: James Taylor & Associates, James Taylor
Hydraulic Engineer: Whipps-Wood Consulting Pty Ltd, Anthony Whipps
Geotechnical Engineer: Jeffery and Katauskas Pty Ltd
Environmental Scientist: Environmental Investigation Services Pty Ltd
Landscape Consultant: Botanica, Narelle Sonter
Basix Consultant: BASIX Consulting Services, Andrew Porter
Arborist: Redgum Horticultural, Neville Shields
Surveyor: Dunlop Thorpe & Co.
Construction Certificate: Fitzgerald Building Certifiers, Paul Fitzgerald

© Richard Glover

From the architect. The client required a new 360m2 residence to replace their existing house from the forties.

© Richard Glover

The client lived on the property, therefore orientation and layout of all rooms were to follow a specific site based brief. Maintaining panoramic views of the bay from the upper level living areas and balcony were of upmost importance, the main bedroom was subsequently positioned behind towards the street. A central stair connects the upper living to the ground level family room with access to a large deck and garden.

© Richard Glover

The ground level bedrooms were set further back from the boundary to profit from the northerly aspect. The project incorporates advanced systems for efficiency including a bespoke rainwater tank below the deck, solar evacuated tubing panels providing hot water and hydraulic in-slab heating and a landscaped roof above the ground level study.

© Richard Glover

The upper level highlight windows allow the northern winter light to warm the interiors. Windows are imported from Switzerland with optimal thermal insulation values.

First Floor Plan
Cite: "House in Greenwich / VOLPATOHATZ SA" 28 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=421287>

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