Thermally brilliant and dramatic
Project NameTall Order
Peter Hyatt Photography
Photographer DetailsPeter Hyatt Photography
Designed by Andrew Horne of Catt Architects, this home is dramatic while still being thermally efficient. The 6.36m high curtain wall Eco Façade in the double height living areas allows views of the garden, and ample light penetration. Sliding doors and stacker doors enable easy access to the outdoor entertaining areas, and the pool and garden.
The use of glass in the façade ensures solar heat gain for the home in the winter months, which greatly reduces the need for additional artificial heat.
This project received a 'Highly Commended' at the Australian Windows Association (AWA) Design Awards 2018 for Best Use of Windows and Doors, Residential New Construction, over $1 million.
This 'tall order' light filled house is designed to be highly energy efficient and features Paarhammer windows, doors and façade for the large glazed areas. Including fixed panes, sliding doors and openable tilt & turn windows, all products have clear double glazed IGU's (insulating glass units) 30mm deep. The IGU’s are installed in double rebated timber frames, and when combined with seals and multi-point German hardware, which provides secure locking, the products have an almost airtight fit.
Made from locally sourced Victorian ash which has been dipped into wood preservative, the windows, doors and façade have been factory spray-painted with a low VOC water-based paint to provide a long lasting finish.
6 to 7 heating stars for winter warmth are balanced with 4 to 5 cooling stars for the summer months.
Some fixed windows have incorporated butt jointed IGU’s to minimise any interruption to the view.