This contemporary home resides on a sloping site with endangered Bluegum High Forest. The client’s brief was to create a new home that embraced the sites context, was affordable to construct but also considered the impact of the dwelling on the environment not only today but into the future.

The architectural form was born from the clients Japanese heritage which inspired a carefully crafted home. The dwelling was designed as a modular light weight timber framed building clad in Weathertex panels. Weathertex is a lightweight, recycled timber board that has a zero carbon footprint. Two types of panels were used, the Exteriorboard was used sporadically in a matrix style feature geometric patterning and Selflok Ecogroove weatherboards laid vertically elsewhere. The design incorporated a number of Spotted Gum decks including the drama filled entry boardwalk. The decks not only provided a literal connection from home to ground but also reflects the site’s bush heritage.

The finished home sits quietly in its setting and is a proud new addition to our completed works.

Completed 2013
Location The Broadway, Wahroonga, NSW
Municipality Ku-ring-gai Council
Planning KPSO and DCP 38.
Keywords New home, contemporary, Weathertex, affordable.