Bellbird Home / Bower Structure
Textual content description supplied by the architects. After an extended search, our purchasers Cameron and Nicole discovered a property within the Bellbird Space of Blackburn, a categorized Nationwide Belief space that has been protected in opposition to important growth for the reason that Nineteen Sixties. The Bellbird Space is a suburban bush setting, linked to the Blackburn Bush Hall a crucial habitat for birdlife and animals. The streetscapes retain a peaceable ambiance with no footpaths, dominated by native vegetation. The positioning featured 41 current established native timber, all of which have been preserved within the creation of this residence nestled amongst, and suffused by the pure panorama.
Cameron and Nicole’s temporary to us was for a single-story household residence that blended heat and luxury, which was attentive to and respectful of the pure fantastic thing about its bush environment.
The great tree canopies, textures, smells, sounds, and colours of the location turned the important thing drivers for the design. Inner sightlines at eye stage have been dominated by trunks and neighboring properties, so we gave choice to ample north-facing spotlight home windows which direct views up and out to the treetops above, flooding the interiors with daylight. Internally lined with Tasmanian Oak, these highlights developed right into a synthesis of the exterior expression of the constructing, as angled roofs attain as much as the tree canopies above. A lightweight, pure materials palette internally begins with a central backbone of Australian limestone cladding, which wraps from the exterior entry into the guts of the home. Exterior supplies, corresponding to black-oiled bandsawn Accoya, have been chosen to offer a contrasting backdrop to the grey-green of the eucalypts whereas mirroring bark-like vertical texture. Centered round an open-plan kitchen, eating, and residing area that opens as much as the panorama on the rear, the home is organized to fulfill Cameron and Nicole’s temporary for areas to share with their two daughters, and areas of solitude for all their particular person pursuits – music, studying, examine.
This mission is the results of an exquisite collaborative relationship between the architect, builder, and consumer – every respectful of the opposite’s experience. The constructing group handled every element with craft and care, leading to a meticulous consequence. Panorama designer Sam Cox created a whimsical and meandering backyard that includes an abundance of native grasses. Cameron and Nicole have planted over 1400 indigenous crops and put in a pond to encourage wildlife again to the location.
Bellbird Home actively preserves this vital space of pure habitat inside suburbia. It’s a home of exercise and togetherness, a house the place a household can join with the pure setting and one another.
Sustainability: Passive and energetic design rules are important to the success of Bellbird Home which achieves a 7.1-star NatHERS ranking. Passively, north-facing spotlight home windows flood the interiors with pure gentle and exhaust. Thought of sun-shading safety throughout summer season whereas harnessing winter solar angles; vertical batten screens to the west and east present safety. Rigorously positioned smaller south and west home windows facilitate cross-flow air flow. All double glazing is high-performance thermally-broken aluminum and a automotive charger is positioned within the storage.
The house is filled with insulation batts and meticulously sealed. Cladding is sustainably sourced oiled Accoya timber, with PEFC locally-sourced, sustainably-managed Silver High Ash highlights and pure limestone cladding from WA. Internally, PEFC Tasmanian Oak traces the ceilings and strong recycled timber options in principal joinery items, celebrating magnificence within the reuse of a pure materials. Thermal mass rules act through the limestone cladding and insulated concrete slab with hydronic heating to principal residing areas, whereas Australian-made 100% wool carpet provides heat.
We acknowledge the Wurrundjeri individuals, Conventional Custodians of the land upon which this mission is sited.