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Streamlined Croft House Hovers Like a Spacecraft in Australia

by , 07/15/13



green design, sustainable design, eco-design, James Stockwell, Croft House, Australia, Inverloch, space craft, passive solar design, vernacular architecture, eco-design, site sensitive design in Australia, low embedded energy materials

James Stockwell exploited three sine curves to create the home’s unique form, while relying on low embodied energy materials to fit in with the vernacular architecture of Victoria’s south coast. Concrete mixes with corrugated metal to match the landscape’s neutral colors, while compressed sand walls provide plenty of thermal massing.

Double glazing allows natural light to penetrate the interior and passive solar design limits summertime solar gain and maximizes the same in winter. The interior structure and joinery was constructed with ash timber, which was sourced locally, and the wet areas were constructed with bluestone, which was also sourced locally. It’s a beautiful design that shows complete reverence for the pristine coastal landscape.

+ James Stockwell

Via Contemporist

Photographs by James Archibald

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  1. Doreen Madden July 16, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Great example of integrated lighting

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