Trade Winds

The Trade Winds House, (03/2018 - Designed)

The design pays tribute to the iconic Australian beach home through the use of fibre cement sheet cladding and corrugated metal roofing.

We have invited the outdoors-in through the use of full height double glazed windows and a central connecting deck overlooking a densely treed gully.

The exposed steel frame mimics the vertical lines of the native eucalypts that cover the site.

The subdued colour palette of the external finishes help the dwelling to sit in harmony within its coastal bush setting.


Energy Efficiency: The proposal allows Winter morning sun to enter through highlight windows to the East. The West facing glazing is shaded by the many canopy trees to the site. Large eaves have been provided for suitable sun protection throughout. Ample openable windows have been provided that will take advantage of cross ventilation to cool the building in Summer. Double glazing and low e glass will be installed to all new windows. The building has a small and efficient footprint.