Lead DesignerStuart Threadgold
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Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

An energy efficient eco house for young family on 120 acre Yallingup property that embodies their ideals to live sustainably and off-grid.Elevated for views,cooling breezes and large northern glazing for radiant heat gain with roof harvested rainwater storage of 550,000L.The house boasts power self-sufficiency with 5.5kW photovoltaic array discretely hidden behind anthra zinc parapet single lock standing seam. The specification for the house incorporates materials that have a low embodied energy with rammed limestone to the south elevation for heat retention and Corten cladding the west elevation.It incorporates passive solar design principles with a honed concrete floor to living areas that captures the radiant heat from the direct sunlight during the daylight hours and releases the heat through cooler south-west evenings.The brief included an edible landscape surrounding the house comprising of edible plant species such as dwarf coffee trees, feijoa, papaya,pineapple and tamarillo trees laid out to permaculture principles.


Threadgold Architecture is a boutique architectural practice established in 2008 with a south west architectural office and Perth architectural office providing clients a personal and holistic design service of architecture + interiors + planning. Registered Architect [Reg No 2248] with Architects Board of Western Australia, A+ member of Australian Institute of Architects, Housing Industry Association member, Authorized Archicentre Architect, Green Building Council of Australia Member with extensive experience in sketch design, design development, contract documentation and contract administration of; upmarket individual homes, multi-residential developments, mixed-use developments, shopping centres, community centres, medical suites, retail + office developments and heritage alterations + additions.