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THE . M X M RAMMED
EARTH WALL runs from the
gallery and links the bedroom/entry
zone with the living/outdoor zone.
The owner, who is also the architect of this
Cottesloe residence, and his wife found their
inspiration for the design of this home while
holidaying in Broome.
The owners wanted the home to reflect their
informal lifestyle and love of open spaces.
The home was also to include a high level
of passive environmental sustainability design
The owners designed a contemporary two-storey,
three-bedroom family home, on their 450sqm
The design is environmentally sustainable and
has an abundance of light flowing in. The sustainable
design elements include maximised cross ventilation
from the extensive use of breezeway louvers and mass
wall construction to the east and west elevations.
Other smart design points include solar power
panels, which feed excess energy back into the
grid; rainwater harvesting and underground water
storage; and top end appliances and lighting.
The planning arrangement comprises two
distinct sections: the entry and bedroom; and
the living, entertaining and outdoor spaces.
The two sections are linked by a generous
gallery, which opens on to a private courtyard
by means of a dramatic fully glazed double
storey window wall.
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