"A beautifully executed house in the exciting genre of a new Queensland regionalism"
Jury, IDEA Awards 2015

Project Zero

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Details

Client
Leon and Emma Bowes
Location
40 Hall Street, Alderley, Queensland, Australia
Completion
November 2012 - February 2014
Services
Design and Construct
Size

237m² GFA

Description

Project Zero is a single residential dwelling located in suburban Brisbane.

The design is the result of the clients desire to create a home with an environmentally sustainable agenda.

The main elements of the project that contribute to the “zero” impact building are : the re-configuring and relocation of the existing house, on-site water treatment, solar panels, the use of reclaimed building materials, and a carefully thought out landscape design which includes a veggie garden, chook house, compost/worm farm and extensive native planting.

The design of the house is such that it will minimise the occupants need to artificially heat or cool the building. The house opens up to catch breezes, high level windows draw air through the living spaces and provide natural light from the south. The extensive use of shade structures and screens provide privacy and also act as trellises for climbing plants to provide seasonal shading.

The project delivers a home with strong environmental incentives, with all the amenities expected in a contemporary home.

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Location

40 Hall Street, Alderley, Queensland, Australia

Awards

2015
World Architecture Festival Houses Completed Category - Shortlisted
2016
The Australian Institute of Architects, Brisbane Regional Commendation, for Residential Architecture

Consultants

Apollo Property Group
Client Agent
Sustainability by Engineering, Environment by Design (SEED)
Environmental Consultants
Westera Partners Pty Ltd
Structural Engineers
GWC Hydraulics
Hydraulic Engineers
DTS Group Qld
Site Survey
Steven Clegg Design
Landscape Architects