This new house and pool is constructed on decommissioned RTA land fronting the Cooks River at Earlwood. The existing house is perched off an existing concrete right of way and gently steps down towards the Cooks River. The whole of the house is elevated on a steel frame leaving the entire ground free for recreation and landscaping including the house under-croft.
Passive and active ESD principals underpin the design, detailing and material selection. The framed construction is well insulated and passively cooled by cross ventilation through the narrow floor plan and through openings between internal spaces. Solar heating, a photovoltaic system along with rainwater and grey water harvesting will be installed into the building.