Strine Design is an architectural firm dedicated to passive solar sustainable design. Established in 1981 by Ric Butt, Strine Design seeks to harness the Australian climate in order to minimise energy consumption and to maximise light and space. Seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living spaces is fundamental to all Strine Designs. We offer a full architectural design service as will as our range of Portfolio homes. Our Portfolio homes have been designed to minimise design and building costs . Use our initial consultation service to determine the feasibility of your project . We operate in ACT, Riverina, Snowy Mountains, South Coast and Southern Highlands.
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Lake George House
The Forest Road, Bywond NSW, 2008
This quintessentially Australian design blends the ethos of Balinese spaces and early Australian homesteads. Linked pavillions create highly functional living spaces including 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms, library and large open plan family/ kitchen/ dining area that flows out to a beautiful northern courtyard.Superbly orientated and using high levels of thermal mass ,insulation , solar chimneys and breezeways , this house requires very little heating and cooling if any.
Yarralumla Bay House
Brown Street , Yarralumla ACT , 2006
This free standing suburban villa design utilizes the whole site maximising the block, minimising the intrusions of driveway and garage . This creates a sense of spaciousness outside as well as inside the house. The kitchen is the central core of the house and is withdrawn back into the middle of the block for privacy and protection and is stepped up to look over the sunny living spaces and lake views . Environmentally designed to integrate inot its site, the house is angled to the block and boundaries and stepped out across the site so that it faces true north and visually links to useable spaces which provide increased amenity and outlook while maintaining privacy.The view is captured with large expanses of glass seamlessly linking upstairs bedrooms and study to lower living areas.
Redevelopment of the Wesley Uniting Church
National Circut , Forrest ACT, 2005
The arcitectural design of the new building fulfils the spatial requirements of the brief with careful consideration of the site, heritage value of the existing buildings, grounds and future masterplan options. The new buildings improves the visibility , prominance and legibility of welcoming points and entry while facilitating access through the buildings and through to the surrounding landscaped gardens. The low built form to the front of the church leads the eye to the church and upwards to the tower while maintaining the visibility and dominance of the church itself.