A new architecturally designed courtyard home in Linden Park.
This courtyard home is another example of C4 Architects ongoing exploration of small houses built on small suburban subdivided blocks. The site had been subdivided off of the original home, leaving a 434 square metre site to build on. The overriding principle is to arrange the spaces around a central ‘entry’ courtyard, with kitchen, living, dining spaces stacked with north access in a ‘thin’ public wing that has access to good north winter sun and southerly breezes via the courtyard. Concrete slab for thermal mass, lightweight walls packed with insulation and operable openings keep the house naturally comfortable all year-round. The Eco home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 living and large cellar located in the area of an old swimming pool. Abundant natural light meets a simple but mixed palette of colourbond steel, Australian hardwood claddings and contemporary interior fitout. The first principles environmental home design is supplemented by solar heated water and site rainwater catchment is reticulated through the site as the primary water supply, with mains back as required. Landscaping and timber screening to the street finishes off the reinvigorated site.