Kimberly Ackert designed this beautiful off-the-grid residence for the “Monier Design Competition” in Australia. Nestled amid idyllic green environs in Perth, the warm wooden structure features an earthy modern aesthetic and utilizes a variety of sustainable systems to produce its own energy, regulate its climate, and ensure the comfort of it’s inhabitants.
Situated on a gorgeous 4-acre site in West Australia, the Monier residence comprises 3 bedrooms and 2,500 square feet. Ackert Architecture designed the award winning structure “as a demonstration project to show how alternative energy and passive systems could be integrated to create a self sufficient home.”
The home’s active systems include an electric wind turbine, solar hot water heaters, and water storage tanks that feed a fire suppression system. Its passive measures include a 75 foot long insulating rammed earth wall, large windows and skylights that suffuse the home with natural light, and a smart layout that allows fresh air to cycle through the entire structure.
Photo Credit: Scott Frances