THE DESIGN SPOTLIGHT

HUMAN-CENTRED DESIGN

Architectural Design

We have designed many beautiful homes for our clients’ satisfaction and can provide testimonies to show the same. We have dispelled their worries by co-ordinating the project from the initial phase to its realization with the utmost care and attention.

We offer architectural home design services.

We can help you to save time and money, and add a value to your house with a design concept which will turn your house layout into the pleasant environment suitable for all your needs.

Residential Design

We are a building design consultancy that provides architectural design and drafting services to all of our clients. A well-designed home serves as a stage on which a man’s life unfolds leaving the human condition healthy. Its design and construction must be environment friendly and energetically balanced, while providing enough energy resources to support the recovering Earth. These conditions directly support the natural process of growth and well-being.

Commercial Design

We have completed development and construction projects in Australia and overseas, including the design of Solar Farms, Factories, Hotels, Office Spaces and Restaurants.

We can help you improve on your investment and get a return by building it as per Passive House Design Principles.

Home Extension

We are specialists in Residential Design, particularly in producing innovative concept designs ensuring that our projects are designed to latest technological specifications when it comes to building structure, air quality, and energy efficiency. We are also proficient in acquiring Development Approval and Building Licenses, making sure that all of the environmental and legislative boxes are checked.

Interior Design Home Improvement

We deliver a holistic approach to the contemporary interior designs in which you would want to spend an extended amount of time in. We will ask you to pay attention to natural elements that surround you and acknowledge them. We believe that a home is a sanctuary that allows us to reconnect. By doing so, we can increase the quality of our lives, our enjoyment in the present moment, and restore ourselves in a space which shapes our daily reality.

Positive Energy Homes

Imagine a sustainable home that provides maximum comfort for your family by keeping internal temperatures stabilized and fresh air supplied continuously!

We design homes with positive energy interiors.

This building standard was originally developed in Germany and can reduce heating needs by an astonishing 90%. This target is reached by making the house extremely well insulated, virtually air-tight, and by orienting and designing the house to maximize passive solar gain. Although this concept has been slow to take off in Australia, it’s extremely popular in Europe, with over 15,000 buildings now registered to the Passive House standard, and more to come.

Thermal Comfort: 21-25 degrees through the year

In order to make our buildings sustainable, we need to look towards thermal insulation, thereby doing our bit to save the environment and reduce emissions from our ever-increasing use of technology in the household.

THERMAL INSULATION IS A MUST!  

Thermal insulation provides the process of insulating against the transmission of heat by using materials of relatively low heat conductivity to shield against a loss of heat by radiation, convection, or conduction.

In a Passive Design House, all opaque building components of the exterior envelope of the house must be very well-insulated and all thermal elements must have a very good heat transfer coefficient (U value).

Air Quality: Constant fresh air supply

The concern about “bad air” and efforts to improve indoor air quality has been around for a millennia. Before there were buildings, humans were ventilating their shelters to improve the quality of their environment. To avoid bad air it’s important to ventilate your home because indoor air quality can be five times worse than poor outdoor air. Think about it, it’s got nowhere to go.

Moisture and pollutants encourage the growth of mould and mildew which can aggravate, or even cause, illnesses and allergies. Efficient heat recovery ventilation is key, allowing for both good indoor air quality and energy efficiency.

A Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery (MVHR) is a simple device that keeps heat in while moving stale air out. It works by extracting warm air from certain rooms like kitchens and bathrooms and supplying fresh air to habitable rooms.

No air leakage- Energy reduction up to 90%

We’ve come a long way from our cave-dwelling ancestors, however, we now use a certain amount of electricity to cool our houses, something that was unknown to past civilizations, and even the quality of the air we breathe is below a minimum for health.

We all know that wasting energy and hot air has caused an increase in CO2 and increasingly makes the experience within our homes an unhealthy one at that.

Passive House standards require air leakage to be no more than 0.6 air changes per hour at 50 pascals of pressure. Compare that to a typical Australian home which would measure around 15-20 air changes per hour.

Delivering air-tightness to PH standard requires careful design detailing and workmanship on site. Two pressure door tests are conducted during construction to ensure compliance is achieved.

Nature’s Design Secret / Golden Ratio

Golden Ratio/ The Divine Proportion

The golden ratio has been used throughout history to create design elements that have an ideal visual appeal. Because the shape is rooted in nature and mathematics, it’s the perfect combination of balance and harmony. And it’s a superb tool to design our Positive Energy homes with.

In mathematics, two quantities are in the golden ratio if their ratio is the same as the ratio of their sum, to the larger of the two quantities. The figure on the right illustrates this geometric relationship.

Studies have shown that meditating on sacred geometry can help strengthen the connection between the right and left hemispheres of the brain and remind you of your own infinite nature.

No air leakage- Energy reduction up to 90%

We’ve come a long way from our cave-dwelling ancestors, however, we now use an inordinate amount of electricity to cool our houses, unknown to past civilizations, and the quality of the air we breathe is below a minimum for health.

The waste of energy and hot air we produce has in turn caused a CO2 increase and increasingly makes our experience within our homes both unhealthy and energy demanding. Yet another negative impact on the Earth.

Passive House standards require air leakage to be no more than 0.6 air changes per hour at 50 pascals of pressure – a typical Australian home would measure around 15-20 air changes per hour.

Delivering airtightness to the PH standard requires careful design detailing and workmanship on site. Two pressure door tests are conducted during construction to ensure compliance is achieved.

Visual & Non Visual Contact with Nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein

Researchers have found that regardless of culture people gravitate to images of nature, especially the savannah. Our inborn affiliation for nature may explain why we prefer to live in houses with particular views of the natural world.

Australian professor Glenn Albrecht, director of the Institute of Sustainability and Technology Policy at Murdoch University, has coined the term solastalgia. He combined the Latin word solacium (comfort — as in solace) and the Greek root, algia (pain) to form solastalgia, which he defines as “the pain experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault.”