A House For All Seasons
The Design Emotive • Documentary, Special Interest, 01-Jan-2021
The principles of Passive House are fairly simple but make a huge impact, and it's to make sure the home is airtight, plenty of insulation, high-performing windows, and eliminates thermal bridging. Melbourne architect, Daniel Wolkenberg of Polystudio, ensured his home followed these principles, as well as having low-maintenance external materials, good orientation, and a drought-tolerant native/edible landscape.
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