With its CORE 9 home, architecture firm Beaumont Concepts aims to redefine how affordable sustainable housing is designed and built. The compact, low-maintenance house can be adapted for energy ratings from 6 to 10-star, which allows it to accommodate a range of budgets.

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The architects collaborated with a team of building designers and thermal performance professionals in order to develop affordable homes that respond to Australia’s climate. The resulting design, named CORE, is a carbon-positive home that relies on renewable energy sources and feeds surplus energy back to the grid.

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The team used a selection of recycled and sustainable materials with a low embodied energy. These materials themselves can be up-cycled or re-processed after use.

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Cross-ventilation and maximum use of northern light help to reduce heating and cooling loads. In order to keep costs as low as possible, the designers also incorporated an inverted roof truss, which provides the home with plenty of natural light.

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Via Archdaily

Photos by Warren Reed and Leo Edwards

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CORE 9 home, Beaumont Concepts, low-maintenance, sustainable housing, affordable housing, Australia, carbon positive, cross-ventilation, green architecture, embodied energy, energy ratings, renewable energy

CORE 9 home, Beaumont Concepts, low-maintenance, sustainable housing, affordable housing, Australia, carbon positive, cross-ventilation, green architecture, embodied energy, energy ratings, renewable energy

CORE 9 home, Beaumont Concepts, low-maintenance, sustainable housing, affordable housing, Australia, carbon positive, cross-ventilation, green architecture, embodied energy, energy ratings, renewable energy

CORE 9 home, Beaumont Concepts, low-maintenance, sustainable housing, affordable housing, Australia, carbon positive, cross-ventilation, green architecture, embodied energy, energy ratings, renewable energy

CORE 9 home, Beaumont Concepts, low-maintenance, sustainable housing, affordable housing, Australia, carbon positive, cross-ventilation, green architecture, embodied energy, energy ratings, renewable energy