The Kitchen – Part 1 – The design

The Kitchen – Part 1- The design In this series of posts, we will discuss the most important area of your home, the kitchen, Life revolves around the kitchen, it’s no longer the place that is only for meal preparation and cleaning up. It’s where the kids do their homework, a great place to sit […]

The Kitchen – Part 2 – The Scullery

The Scullery   https://au.pinterest.com/central_avenue/scullery/ Is the scullery a fleeting design trend, or is it here to stay? The scullery has become a popular design feature in many new homes today. But is it a fleeting design trend, like the formal dining, and sunken lounge rooms of the 1980’s and ’90’s? Or is it here to […]

Site orientation & characteristics

Site Orientation & Characteristics Continuing our look into passive design principles, we take a closer look at the importance of site orientation and how to correctly utilise it during the initial design process. Image: Passive Epringham House, MSG Architecture 2015 Clever site responsive design can reduce heating and cooling loads and also reduce the need […]

Passive Solar Designs Continued

Passive Solar Designs Continued Construction, insulation and materials for passive designed homes We previously took an in depth look at passive design and house site characteristics and site orientation need to be considered when designing a solar passive home. Double brick has always been the construction method of choice for new homes in Perth, WA. […]