Our Sources of Inspiration
We love designing houses and laneway houses with passive house, mid-century and west coast modern elements.
Our sources of inspiration:
We have a great love of mid-century modern and west coast modern design – where there is a strong indoor-outdoor connection and an emphasis on honest material expression using natural local materials.
Balanced against this is our interest in the Passive House movement – which focuses on simple forms, thick walls and air-tight envelopes to create homes that are so efficient that they don't need a heating system.
Where we tend to end up, then, is a mash-up of Passive House and west coast modernism.
We like to employ thick walls , high performance windows, and passive solar strategies - but those elements are typically mixed in with a more articulated building form and a greater connection between the inside and out.