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Ackert Architecture’s Monier Residence

Posted By Mike Chino On August 15, 2008 @ 10:00 am In Architecture,Sustainable Building | 3 Comments

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Kimberly Ackert [2] 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 [2] 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 [3], solar hot water heaters [4], and water storage tanks that feed a fire suppression system. Its passive measures include a 75 foot long insulating rammed earth wall [5], 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.

+ Ackert Architecture [2]

Photo Credit: Scott Frances


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/15/monier-off-the-grid-house-by-ackert-architecture/

[2] Kimberly Ackert: http://www.ackertarchitecture.com

[3] electric wind turbine: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/19/broadstar-aerocam-breaks-wind-watt-barrier/

[4] solar hot water heaters: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/05/rizhao-the-sunshine-city/

[5] rammed earth wall: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/06/28/rammed-earth/

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