Green Velvet House
The Green Velvet House, Barwon Heads (2019)
Rethinking The Future: Green Velvet House by Peter Winkler Architecture
"The Green Velvet House is a family home. A cement sheet clad double storey volume with exposed structural timbers divide the façade into bays to create a meditative rhythm. This rests over a Bluestone plinth that conceals the basement and earths the dwelling. An existing depression in the site’s topography has been utilised to position the Garage/Storage and access via the driveway. The natural topography of the site, which varied significantly, has been largely left as it was. The orientation of the upper levels provides for extensive views over the Moonah and coastal Tea Tree canopy of the site and surrounding landscape"
Archello: Green Velvet House
"In response to the program, we have minimized the building footprint by efficiently consolidating the form, rather than creating a sprawling building that overtakes the site. Landscape fills the outlook from both the internal and external entertaining spaces. The master planning of the site ensures the North and West facing pool is able to be viewed from all living spaces, although is secondary to the green vista."
InHabitate: Solar Powered home Embraces Tree Canopy views in all Directions
"In the coastal township of Barwon Heads, Australian architecture firm Peter Winkler Architects has completed the Green Velvet House, a family’s solar-powered home that sensitively responds to the landscape in more ways than one. Positioned for passive solar design and to maximize views over the surrounding tree canopy, the sustainable dwelling was engineered to minimize impact on the existing terrain. In addition to walls of glass that let in natural light and ventilation, the home draws power from a rooftop solar array and minimizes its environmental footprint with rainwater collection tanks for irrigation and toilet-flushing."