A number of projects shortlisted in this year’s NSW Architecture Awards highlight the value and increasing prominence of environmentally sustainable development in residential applications. Without compromising on style or substance, the shortlisted single and multi-residential homes incorporate features such as cutting-edge smart technology, alternative energy systems and innovative water and waste solutions.
Three outstanding projects are Welcome to the Jungle House by CplusC Architectural Workshop (Sustainable and Residential Architecture – Houses (New)) [as seen in green magazine #72], Ballast Point House by Fox Johnston (Residential Architecture – Houses (New)), and The Burcham by Allen Jack+Cottier (Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing).
Welcome to the Jungle House was conceived as a typology for carbon positive living. Among other features, the home includes an aquaponics fishpond that links in a cyclical system to rooftop planter beds. Ballast Point House has been designed to be 92 per cent off-grid, including solar panels and battery storage, rainwater harvesting and greywater reuse. And at the multi-residential development, The Burcham, occupants enjoy electricity generated from solar power and the development’s own eco technology, which they are encouraged to monitor using smart tech.
The NSW Architecture Awards will take place Friday 3 July from 7:00pm – 8:30pm via YouTube Live and can be accessed here