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MARION’S LIST

Marion’s List is a resource for those looking for expert commentary or input or wanting to involve a wider range of people in architecture’s public culture – talks, panels, juries, teaching, crits and much more.

Marion’s List is named in honour of Marion Mahony Griffin (1871–1961), the trailblazing Chicago architect who made a substantial contribution to Australian architecture. Marion is celebrated by scholar Alice Friedman as a ‘builder of communities and connections’, a description that also perfectly encapsulates the work of Marion’s List. To find out more about Marion’s list you can click here.

During my undergraduate degree at the University of Canberra – the city which bought the Marion Mahony Griffin and Walter Burley Griffin to Australia – I studied their work, and I recently completed a conservation and renovation of their Former Salter House in collaboration with Architect Hewson.

You can find my Marion’s List profile here.

ANOTHER HOUZZ FEATURE

Our Toorak project, which was a renovation and conservation the ‘Salter House’, designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin has been feature on Houzz, you can find the article by clicking  click here.

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I am a Certified Passive House Designer. If you’d like to build a high performance home, please contact me for an obligation free consultation.

PARLOUR LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL

I was recently invited to take part in Parlour and Monash Architecture for SMLXL?, a session exploring the opportunities of practice size with Sonja Syre – in a Q&A with Badru Ahmed and Justin Clark.

HOUZZ FEATURE

Our recent completed Camberwell project has been feature on Houzz, you can find the article by clicking  click here.

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OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE 2020

Our Former Salter House, originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin, is a part of this years Open House Melbourne 2020.

The project has recently been included in an article published in Domain, which you can find by clicking here.

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SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF PASSIVE HOUSE (PASSIVHAUS)

Here is a list of some of the benefits of Passive House (Passivhaus):

1. Global Warming: by building a Passivhaus you are helping to do your part towards the environment. In Germany a study confirmed that Passivhaus buildings had an average energy saving of 90 percent over conventional homes.

2. Ultra-low energy bills: Passivhaus has strick criteras for certification. These include the maximum use up to 15 kWh/m2 per year for heating and cooling, as calculated by the Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP), or a peak heat load of 10 W/m2, based on local climate data.

3. Fresh clean air distributed throughout the building: one of the most important elements of Passivhaus is the mechanical ventilation, which constantly replaces the polluted indoor air with fresh filtered outdoor air that reduces exposure to dust and allergens.

4. Comfort: Passivhaus strives to maintain a comfortable, even temperature throughout the home, with the difference between radiant temperature (i.e. the temperature of windows, doors, and surfaces) and air temperature being small, which assists in eliminating draughts. Thus, you can sit near a window and not feel cold in the colder months.

5. Peace and quiet: due to the high-performance windows and external doors, a Passivhaus reduces the noise from the surrounding environment.

6. Low risks of mould and condensation: Passivhaus is also designed to have a low risk of mould and condensation, both within the building structure and the interiors.

To learn about the basics of Passive House (Passivhaus) click here.

I am a Certified Passive House Designer. If you’d like to build a high performance home, please contact me for an obligation free consultation.

THE GROWTH OF PASSIVHAUS IN AUSTRALIA

Chris Nunn, Australian Passive House Association chairperson, is quoted saying “In light of the dissatisfaction many people have with the current building stock – in terms of quality, and the cost to keep warm and cool – this early growth of Passive House in Australia is the beginning of a new era of high quality, high performance, ultra-low energy buildings that Australians will really appreciate.”

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A POWERFUL MESSAGE ON CLIMATE CHANGE BY GRETA THUNBERG

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Greta Thunberg, a 16 year old climate activist delivered this powerful talk in August 2018. “The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions,” Thunberg says. “All we have to do is to wake up and change.”

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WHAT IS THE PASSIVHAUS PLANNING PACKAGE (PHPP)?

The Passivhaus Planning Package – more commonly referred to as PHPP – is a building performance modeling tool for designing low energy buildings.

It is necessary element for Passivhaus design, and for Passivhaus Designers and Consultants, along with Passivhaus Building Certifiers.

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SOUTH-WEST VICTORIA PASSIVHAUS

I recently was fortunate to visit a new build Passivhaus home during construction in a rural setting in South West Victoria. I had connected with the owner via Instagram, and she kindly invited me to visit when I was next in the area.

I grew up in the area, and know how brutal the winters can be down there. The day I visited there was no exception, with torrential rain, high winds, and a top of eight degrees. So it was a perfect day to visit a Passivhaus and personally test it’s high performance.
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