Very nice house in Mona Vale, Sydney designed by John Choi (Choi Ropiha Architects).
They wanted to build a contemporary beach house that would be test-bed for a few sustainable initiatives,” explains Architects John Choi of Choi Ropiha.
One of the clients, Graham, comes from a background working for SEDA (Sustainable Energy Development Authority) and so he has always had an ambition to do something that was a sort of model house to try out some innovative active systems and passive design initiatives.
It’s a south facing site with a great view to the ocean so we wanted to have a lot of glazing area to make the most of it. This meant that they were limited with passive solutions. The answer was to use solar panels to provide heat for underfloor (hydronic) heating.