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Sustainable Design of The Marcus House by Bark Architects

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by esuryono last modified Apr 21, 2011

Bark Architects, one of architecture firms in Australia, designed a beautiful house with environmentally friendly construction, The Marcus Beach House. The idea of this house was to create two pavilions placed either side of the old Morton Bay Ash tree , that stands as a cynosure to the scale, proportion, and life of the house [...]




 

 

Bark Architects, one of architecture firms in Australia, designed a beautiful house with environmentally friendly construction, The Marcus Beach House. The idea of this house was to create two pavilions placed either side of the old Morton Bay Ash tree , that stands as a cynosure to the scale, proportion, and life of the house around it. Some sustainable features make this house eco friendly, supported by the beauty of the surroundings.

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The green house building uses a lot of transparent parts and provides some openings. The two pavilions are connected by a transparent bridge. They are arranged so all of the rooms can receive natural lighting. The eastern pavilion is dedicated for children and service zone, the main pavilion is for living spaces, focussed around a double-height deck space. The parent’s bedroom is located upstairs, and can be accessed by a transparent polycarbonate stair tower which can be a big lantern at night. There are also northern garden and swimming pool available.

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The focus of this sustainability of this house are the opening’s position to capture maximum natural lighting and natural breeze. Artificial lightings are very limited, and there are no air conditioners installed. Some semi transparent and transparent materials are used. Roof overhangs provide protection from over summer sunlight exposure. The roof of the master bedroom pavilion are rises to the north. There are also operable slats, providing escape way for  the warm air, setting up an effective “stack effect” for natural cooling.

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Supporting the green sustainable design, some sustainable materials are used, such as the spotted gum hardwood timber, zincalume sheeting, corrugated zincalume, clear & opal polycarbonate, fibre cement sheet cladding, timber flooring tongue & groove, plasterboard wall lining, ceiling lining plywood. There are a lot of natural wood materils used.
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This green home design is another example of the adoption of passive house concept. It can provide inextricable relationship for the inhabitants to the landscape and the surroundings.
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