Yarra House Interior Stairs Design

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Yarra House Interior Stairs Design

Creating a sense of the familiar by imbuing the work with the clients' memories of special places, for example, memories of a family house in the country with its great, functional kitchen, and memories of a sister's house at Byron Bay Incorporating decorative elements, including contemporary designs for stained glass and routed ply screens, that complement the collection of old Turkish rugs and rustic furniture The resultant design is contemporary, but one that simultaneously creates an ambiance of romance and the rustic. Sustainability and Cost effectivenessGenerally energy usage is reduced by passive design features, including: Deep roof overhangs Fenestrations that minimise heat gain during summer and facilitate natural cooling and ventilation with cross-breezes Gas boosted solar hot water and gas heating Timbers and veneers from renewable forests The cost effectiveness results from: Keeping the palette of materials consistent Using Australian made products Repeating wall and ceiling panelling details with standard colours Maximising energy efficiency and minimising the use of air conditioning Using mid-range fittings and fixtures from a single supplier (Reece) Architects: Fiona Winzar ArchitectsClient: Joanne HigginsonProject year: 2007Builder: Third Pig Constructions Pty Ltd.