High on a hill to harness the Yallingup countryside – an eco house that epitomises an off-grid lifestyle.
Award Winning Yallingup House Design
This award winning Yallingup House Design was inspired by Yallingup architect Threadgold Architecture as an energy efficient eco house for a young growing family who had purchased 120 acre farm in Yallingup. This Yallingup House embodies the clients’ ideals to live sustainably and off-grid with the brief demanding the Yallingup architect Threadgold Architecture to create a power self-sufficient house design and incorporating passive solar design principles to reduce energy consumption. This Yallingup House Design optimises environmentally sustainable design and passive solar design principles by being sited at elevation for cooling breezes and is surrounded by citrus, nut and pomme fruit orchards set out to permaculture principles as part of the design brief received by architect Threadgold Architecture. It achieves passive solar design principles through a generous allocation of north facing glazing and end folding glass doors and highlight glass louvres for stack effect ventilation.
During summer, the owners of the Yallingup House open the Breezeway glass louvres to the underside of roof eaves on the northern elevation to generate cross ventilation and cool the kitchen, living and dining areas. Throughout the colder days of a south west winter, the owners close the operable windows and louvres to enjoy direct sunlight across 85% of the living floor space. The Yallingup architect specified a honed concrete floor to the Yallingup House Design to maximise passive solar design by capturing the radiant heat from the direct sunlight during the daylight hours and releasing the heat through cooler south-west evenings into the Yallingup House.
Yallingup House Design Specification
The Yallingup architect‘s specification for the Yallingup House Design incorporates low embodied energy materials with rammed limestone to the south elevation to maximise the benefits of passive solar design by heat retention and Corten steel cladding shaded by cantilevered first floor on the Yallingup House west elevation. The kitchen perimeter benchtops are fabricated from 316 stainless steel and are framed by a white coloured back glass splashback while the island bench is made from a complimentary Essastone selection. Cabinetwork doors and drawers share laminate and a two pack epoxy finish while Blum Adventos lift overhead cupboards are situated over the southern slot window to the rammed limestone; doubling as the cabinetwork splashback. The Yallingup architect also specified Artedomus tiles and Astra Walker tapware are specified throughout the kitchen and wet areas.
Yallingup House Design Self-sufficiency
The Yallingup architect‘s design achieves self-sufficiency with a 5.5kw photo voltaic array discretely hidden from view behind the single lock standing seam anthra zinc clad parapet. The Yallingup House Design sustainable design credentials are further endorsed through rainwater harvesting and a potable water storage capacity of 550 kilolitres. The Yallingup House Design green building benefits are also enhanced through incorporating a 440 litre Solarhart solar hot water system boosted by the Chazelle Chimneys wood fire box. The Yallingup architect reduced the embodied energy by utilising local jarrah and sheoak hard wood species with a high natural resistance to white ants. Yallingup architect‘s brief for the project included an edible landscape surrounding the house comprising of dwarf coffee trees, feijoa, papaya, pineapple and tamarillo trees to permaculture principles.
Client : Private
Location : Yallingup, Western Australia