Canopy House

The Canopy House, Jan Juc (in-progress)

Architectural services for alterations & additions to an existing 2-storey, 1970’s coastal residence which will provide additional space and improve the function, layout and flow of the house and  to better connect the residents to their outdoor entertaining areas and to allow sunlight into a currently dark ground floor. The design will incorporate solar passive design principles. The alterations and additions are to be new modern contemporary work, although respectful to the character of the original home. The materials selected are in-keeping with the typology of the residence and will sit well within the coastal setting.

Energy Efficiency: The proposal allows for the North elevation to be opened up to gain Winter sun, with eaves and timber pergolas shading the windows from summer solar gain. We propose improved East sunlight into the bedroom areas, with the overhang of level 1 protecting the North light from entering the downstairs Rumpus. There are plenty of openable windows and sliding doors to allow for cross ventilation. The glazing is to be within Timber frames, double glazed and with Energytech Grey glass.