Central Courtyard Home Design – Australian Eco-House Architecture

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When you can’t build out, build up! At least, that’s the motto driving Melbourne, Australia-based architecture firm Tandem Design Studio in its design for this smart central courtyard home design. Occupying a tiny footprint – just 160m2 – this compact house makes an efficient use of vertical space for comfort, convenience and contemporary style in a small yet somehow spacious package. Interiors are very minimalist and clean, lined with timber. The homes two main volumes are sunshells, connected by a central courtyard. The west wing houses the main entrance, living area, kitchen and a dramatic double-height dining room for posh entertaining. Upstairs the study, guest room and bathroom make luxurious guest accommodations! To the east, enter the double-car garage and find your way upstairs to the master bedroom and ensuite. In an effort to preserve the pristine surroundings, this modern home incorporates a number of sustainable features like rainwater- and greywater-recycling systems, hot water heat pump, solar technology on the rooftop, glass walls made of double glazed windows and triple cell polycarbonate skin. Tandem Design Studio
via Contemporist
photo credit: Sonia Mangiapane

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Posted on June 23, 2010 8:56 PM

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