Based on the Central Coast, Aspect Z is a multi award winning firm, previously trading as Zaia Architects and Enviroarch Australia. Aspect Z offers a wholistic, professional service. As residential experts, our philosophy centres on functional, modern architecture complementary to the Australian landscape and lifestyle. A strong focus on passively designed architecture and sustainability is ingrained in all of our projects, from single residences to medium density and commercial works. Granny Flats are a specialty. As builders, we offer the added benefit of taking your vision through to a built reality. MBA (Newcastle) Builder of the Year, 2012 (as Enviroarch Australia).
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Killcare NSW, 2012
The Killcare House project, on the Central Coast of NSW, sees modern architectural design and luxurious finishes combine with sustainable elements to create an environmentally aware dwelling which harnesses the power of the sun whilst being water wise. The exposed suspended concrete structure offers important thermal mass to the otherwise lightweight upper storey, acting as a heat sink to maintain comfort throughout the year. Highlight glazing captures light and tree belt views form the west while maintaining privacy from neighbours. Glazing is carefully shaded while capturing the ocean views of Killcare. Internal grooved ceilings capture the feel of the traditional beach house. Also constructed by Enviroarch Australia, the project was awarded the MBA (Newcastle) Sustainability Award in 2012.
Buttaba NSW , 2011
Designed by Paul Zaia (Zaia Architects and Enviroarch Australia) and located on the edge of Lake Macquarie, the Buttaba House captures its nautical surroundings with maritime inspired finishes and expansive indoor areas open to the outdoors. The dwelling consists of 2 pavilions linked by a central circulation zone. High level glazing is provided to maximise northerly solar access and daylight, whilst allowing flushing of trapped hot air. Concrete and blockwork construction provides thermal mass, allowing the storage of winter sun to heat the interior. Glass louvers and bifold doors provide cooling breezes to internal spaces, whist promoting integration between internal and external spaces. Winner – Australian Institute of Architects Commendation for Single Residential Housing 2011 (Newcastle) Winner – NSW Master Builders Association Custom Home of the Year 2011 (Built by McGowan Builders) Featured – Newcastle Herald
Pacific Ink Tattoo Studio
Pacific Ink Tattoo Studio, located at Terrigal on the Central Coast, demonstrates the high level workmanship achieved by the Enviroarch team. The studio reinvents the dark and confrontational tattoo parlours of the past. Warm bluegum flooring and wall cladding contrasts with contemporary finishes of stainless steel, black leather, zinc cladding and high gloss polyurethanes. The addition of mirrors, sound systems and interactive computer displays combine to create a unique experience for the user. A unique challenge to create an exciting built product in such a confined space. Finalist: 2009 Master Builders Association Awards for Commercial Fitouts Shortlisted: 2009 Australian Interior Design Awards Published: 21st Century Interiors, Beth Browne (Editor), 2010.