Situated on the edge of extensive parklands, and moments from all the vibrant Heidelberg strip shopping, these apartments offer spacious north facing living. Every home has been designed to maximise views and passive performance. With an average energy rating of 8.6 stars, occupants will benefit from lower running costs and healthier spaces.
Type: Multi-residential new build
Size: Site 956.1m2, Proposed building 526.8m2, Car parks 22, Ground floor Garden/Outdoor Entertaining 281.7m2
Builder: DCS Built
Challenges: 13 spacious apartments on a tight site with neighbours to the west and south, not overshadowing/overlooking neighbours, north access to all apartment living spaces
Building Star Rating: average 8.5+ stars
Features: sloped south-west zinc roof/wall as a creative response to rescode requirements, angled walls and voids to allow north solar access to all apartment living areas, generous outdoor spaces to all apartments varying from 7.3m2 to 48.9m2, communal walkways with planters as balustrade
Photography; Peter Clarke and Luke Middleton
“Outstanding design, location, energy efficiency, sound efficiency and especially room sizes and visual aspects towards the church and park.
Your design …. was a master stroke.
Two very happy owners.” – Don and Loris
“Congratulations on your award for the Best Building Design for The Artisan building. Well deserved for a fantastic design and great building.” – John
Water Saving: water tanks in basement for garden irrigation and toilet flushing. The entire roof system of this design is based around the collection and harvesting
of water providing one hundred percent retention and reuse.
Passive Design: The placement of windows and deep reveals have considered both connection to the landscape and passive solar design, minimised east/west glazing, operable windows located for cross ventilation, high thermal mass in concrete slabs and blockwork walls
Building materials: high levels of insulation including kingspan kooltherm foam insulation on blockwork walls
Windows: Ecoclassic high performance double glazed windows
Active Heating & Cooling: ceiling fans
Lighting: Daylight maximised , LED fittings
Paints, finishes & floor coverings: low VOC paint throughout, external blinds shade doors & windows where necessary
Other ESD features: high density living in the inner city that is attractive to families and empty nesters. Houses in the sky not tiny soulless boxes, as a serious alternative to urban sprawl
The integrity of intelligent, efficient design is reflected throughout the EME team.
Award winning sustainable design. We have been recognised for sustainable design practice and thoroughly enjoy our role as educators …
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