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GOLD COAST BUILDING DESIGNERS

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ECOVILLAGE HOUSE

AWARD 2009 BDAQ Gold Coast winner: Custom Designed Homes under 250 sqm.
MEDIA “Best Abodes Part 4”, Gold Coast Panache Magazine, Gold Coast Bulletin Lift Out “Best 50 Homes” - Top 10.
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LOCATION Currumbin Valley, Gold Coast, Qld

This residence is divided into 2 pavilions to maximise cross flow ventilation and solar access as well as allowing for flexibility of uses (potential granny flat/ short term stay). The North pavilion contains an open plan parents wing with living, dining, kitchen, master bedroom and ensuite. The rear pavilion contains the children’s bedrooms, a shared bathroom, laundry/ massage room/ rumpus room combined and an office next to the carport. The “engine room” of the house is a 22,500Lt. polished concrete water tank which is the dining room floor. A curved rammed earth angled wall follows half the rim and both wall and tank are warmed by the winter sun during the day, releasing the heat at night. This concept is known as Thermal Mass and evens out the temperature fluctuations. This house was designed to achieve excellence in sustainable design practice and to be fully wheelchair accessible. Recycled timber, Rammed Earth, Weathertex Exteriorboard, Corten Steel and glass were chosen to blend with the landscape.