Etha Architecture, a practice located within the Macedon Ranges, specialises in contemporary and ecologically sustainable building design. Principal Eve Strano is passionate about affordable yet contemporary design in residential and institutional areas. Her aim is to create buildings that provide unique/personal environments, internally/externally, for the fulfilment of occupants.
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New Gisborne, 2015
New dwelling in New Gisborne- Macedon Ranges
The straw bale house in Dooen is a sustainably designed building which utilises the great insulating properties of the thick straw bale walls. It also takes advantage of the views to the south whilst also providing the northern day lighting through clerestorey windows which also allows for natural heating. The high level windows also double to create a solar chimney which allows excellent cross ventilation properties within the dwelling, not to mention the providing a beautiful light filled living area below.
The Dwelling was designed to take full advantage of the spectacular views of Mount Macedon, whilst also maximising environmentally sustainable design possibilities.