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LIGHT AND EYRIE
Located in the north-facing backyard of a family home in Coburg, Melbourne this small project was
a unique opportunity for Nest Architects’ founding architect (and homeowner) to put his philosophy to
the test – achieving the Australian Dream while applying affordability and sustainability. Raw and
re-used materials allowed a larger portion of the budget to be dedicated to sustainable aspects of the
design, such as the green roof. This roof provides insulation and thermal regulation, negating the need
for air-conditioning in summer and dramatically reducing winter gas bills. The thick layer of soil and
vegetation reduces urban heat radiation, encourages diversity in flora and fauna, and collects grey water.
The 80sqm, four-room dwelling demonstrates that design, sustainability and affordability can work
together to create a beautiful home. This home received a commendation for Sustainable Architecture at the
2014 State Architecture Awards VIC. Visit www.nestarchitects.com .au; www.architecture.com .au .
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