Bohdan Dorniak & Co Pty Ltd
Bohdan Dorniak & Co Pty Ltd was established by Bohdan Dorniak in 1989. Since then, this Adelaide based architectural practice has been engaged in a diverse range of projects encompassing the disciplines of architecture, planning and interior design across Australia. Our architectural services are in the areas of design, documentation and contract administration. We pride ourselves in providing excellent services to individual, domestic, corporate and government clients. With a client-centered approach which respects the client’s wishes, needs, budgetary constraints and lifestyle, further consideration is given to energy demands and ongoing building efficiency and sustainability.
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Set on the banks of the Murray River, this strawbale home was designed with the intent to provide a self-sufficient home. The high-insulative strawbale walls are used throughout, with internal framed walls fitted with high density R2.5 insulation batts. In-slab heating and the hot water is supplied by a heat pump system. Windows are coated with e-Glass to increase thermal performance. Verandah and eaves overhangs are designed to shade the walls in summer and allow sunlight to enter the high level windows in winter. A central courtyard provides a sheltered outdoor area when winds on the exterior are strong. Large rainwater tanks store all the water used in the residence, captured from the expansive roof area. Low VOC paints and finished are used throughout, with milk based paints on rendered surfaces. Zones are incorporated to reduce the heating and cooling loads, reduce the size of mechanical services used and isolate different areas for different uses.
Lake Windemere Primary School Redevelopment
Salisbury North, 2013
The Lake Windemere Child Parent Centre (CPC) to Year 7 School redevelopment project was completed in September 2013. Two separate campuses amalgamated to form the Lake Windemere CPC to Year 7 School on the original Direk Primary school site and accommodate 600 students. To achieve the project brief, several existing buildings, including two open space brick classrooms & an eight room steel framed building were upgraded and the administration office/reception area was redesigned to create a more inviting school entry. The CPC was constructed on a greenfield site south of the existing school buildings and has provided a versatile and functional space for all users. The CPC has a children