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Medium density building projects are becoming
more popular for investors as demand for
affordable housing rises.
The clients’ vision for this project was to create
sustainable, well-priced homes using different
construction methods and eco-friendly materials.
Right Homes, Solar Dwellings and The Green
Swing (the clients) worked together to create two
separate townhouses and two apartments on
the 837sqm block.
Each of the three buildings was made of different
materials, such as reverse brick veneer, strawbale,
and double brick, with the aim of carbon neutrality.
Passive solar design principles plus shared
rainwater and grey-water systems were key
requests from the clients, as was a community
garden built over a sump drain. The design of
each property has resulted in very impressive
energy ratings, ranging from 8 stars to 10 (given to
buildings that need no artificial heating or cooling).
The designs for all the homes featured simple
kitchens, wide door frames and ground-floor wet
areas so they could suit the requirements of future
owners who may be disabled or elderly.
Heating and cooling is achieved through natural
insulation, breeze paths, and ceiling fans if required.
Right Homes delivers sustainable and energy-efficient houses
that are stylish, beautiful and budget-conscious.
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