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The search for a site proved to be the biggest challenge for this project – the owners found us before they located a suitable block for a knock-down/rebuild in Canberra’s inner north.
Energy efficiency was central to the brief for this split level, two-storey new home in the inner south.
Every room of this sun-filled home, described as a ‘farmhouse in an urban context’, connects to the productive permaculture garden that surrounds it.
Our clients’ brief was complex: build a modern house on a previously undeveloped block in a heritage-listed area, with strict aesthetic restrictions as well as stringent government requirements to manage overland storm water.
Thirty minutes’ drive from Canberra’s CBD, this comfortable family home is situated on a rural block that faces a high threat of bushfire: our design and construction had to meet strict BAL-40 (bushfire attack level) requirements.
As Jigsaw Housing’s prototype sustainable house, our main aim was to create an 8-star energy efficient project home that struck a balance between practicality and affordability.