Hill End Ecohouse by Riddel Architecture

September 21, 2010

Riddel Architecture have designed the Hill End Ecohouse in Brisbane, Australia.


Description from Riddel Architecture:

This Ecohouse is a new residence in inner Brisbane on a narrow riverfront site. The client’s brief for a sustainable home was enthusiastically followed with the resulting design aiming to maximise northern solar access, corrections to the edible gardens and flexible internal spaces for a range of occupation. Passive heating and cooling is achieved through thermal mass, appropriately designed sunshaping, insulation, ventilated wall and roof cavities and cross-ventilation to rooms. Construction materials maximise energy and water consumption and maintenance. Water will be collected and recycled on site, ideally removing dependence on town water supply and energy consumed in the house will be offset by grid-connected solar panels. The design process has been checked against the BCC Sustainable Housing Checklist and has achieved a 6 star energy rating.

Visit the Riddel Architecture website – here.

Photography by Christopher Frederick Jones