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Origami-Shaped "Beached House" Saves Energy Amid Australia's Idyllic Landscape

by , 09/02/11
filed under: Architecture



energy efficiency, green design, sustainable design, eco design, Australia, passive design, glazing, solar gain, bucolic landscape, origami-shaped

The vertical ash panels and diagonal zinc slats on the exterior emphasize the home’s exciting origami shape, while the interior floors made of recycled timber gives it a warm and natural finish. All of the windows are double-glazed to control solar gain, while thermal massing on the southern end is amped up to further boost energy-efficiency. An outdoor storage system ensures that rainwater, which can be a scarce commodity in parts of Australia, is duly harvested and recycled. Although this is a luxury vacation lodge, great care has been taken to ensure that it sits in harmony with its serene landscape.

+ BKK Architects

All images via Peter Bennetts Photography

Via Dezeen

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