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AOHP – Award Winning Sustainable Housing Development

Accommodation for Older Homeless People A group of aged previously homeless people are accommodated in this residential environment, required to give its occupants a sense of being valued and a feeling of pride in their home. Residents rent their own apartments, which are robust, easy to maintain, and inexpensive to heat and cool. The project… Read More >

Accommodation, homeless, aged care, space, energy, dwelling, park, streetscape, efficiency, design, architecture, flexible, landscape, energy efficiency, thermal comfort, Sensitive Urban Design

Inman Valley Family Home

Inman Valley Family Home Featured in A recent addition of Fleurieu Living Magazine, Energy Architecture’s Inman Valley Home is an eco friendly and contemporary design, built to personally realise the desired architectural outcome. Ben set about finding an architect. John Maitland of Energy Architecture was discovered on the internet as ‘A guy whose designs I… Read More >

Fleurieu Living, Fleurieu Peninsula, design, architecture, thermal, house, Inman Valley, ESD, spaces, contemporary design, Eco friendly, passive heating, passive cooling, thermal mass, renewable materials, in-floor heating

Sustainable Living Extension

Sustainable Living Extension A young family’s new home celebrates the traditional 1920’s villa form with contrasting contemporary design of additional accommodation. In context with the street’s architectural style, the original dwelling is restored, the main front garden developed, and new fencing placed, while the addition is set to the rear and is largely unread when… Read More >

contemporary, courtyard, mezzanine, landscape, solar access, sustainable, spiral staircase, jarrah, timber, air movement, thermal mass, reverse brick veneer, rammed earth, photovoltaic panels, solar evacuated tubes, hydronic heating, evaporative cooler, cool pipe system, grey water system

Horsham Aquatic Centre – Proposed Masterplan

Horsham Aquatic Centre – Proposed Masterplan The Horsham Aquatic Centre is owned by the Horsham Rural City Council and managed on their behalf by the YCMA group. The main Aquatic centre building is around 10years old featuring a 25m indoor lap pool, indoor leisure pool, gymnasium, dance studio, amenities, recreation hall, kiosk and childcare facilities… Read More >

Inside-Out house at Parkside

Inside-Out house at Parkside   The brief from the outset was clear ‘demolish the old house because it is so badly cracked, and we’re tired of constant repairs, we love ‘design’; and apart from the list of rooms etc. we wish to build as ‘sustainably’ as possible’. An almost immediate response by EA was to… Read More >

Courtyard, bluestone walls, villa, solar access, reverse block veneer, solar hot water, hydronic heating, thermal mass, climate wizard, evaporative cooling, rammed earth, polished concrete floors, sustainable

Blackwood Pavilions

Blackwood Pavilions The site is located at the end of a cul-de-sac in Blackwood, slopes up from the road toward the south, affording north solar access to the ‘front’. The clients’ strong interest in nature and environment brought them to this site, and to Energy Architecture, with a view to being housed while preserving the… Read More >

Pavilion, corrugated steel, Timber, Ventilation, Blackwood, small footprint, solar gain, nature, environment, sloping site, ventilation

Urban Townhouse Underdale

Urban townhouse Underdale. Recent images of an Energy Architecture design from many years ago. When we were first approached our clients they sought a well-priced ‘town house’ to fit their new block in Promenade, at Underdale. The block is accessed from the south from Styles Place in a ‘rear loaded fashion’ and overlooks northwards to… Read More >

Urban Townhouse, Linear Park, Architectural Courtyard, Passive Design, Reverse Brick Veneer

Closer to Eden – Sanctuary Magazine, Modern Green Homes

Cath and George enlisted Energy Architecture to tackle the renovation after visiting John Maitland’s personal house one Sustainable House Day. John Maitland of Energy Architecture designed a new master bedroom with ensuite to the west, squeezed in a clever cantilevered study/guest room almost on the boundary to the east, opened up and reconfigured the lower… Read More >

Eco Friendly Residence

Another Energy Architecture designed home with optimal comfort in mind, the north facing double glazing allows heat to be drawn from the sun during winter to warm the polished concrete floors, minimising reliance on artificial heating systems. Leabrook Residence is a home designed to capture the fun of family life in a contemporary setting, filled… Read More >

Eco Friendly

Black Forest Contemporary Extension

Black Forest Extension to Stone Cottage A playful yet contemporary extension surrounds the existing cottage, layering spaces for outdoor and indoor living tailored to the client’s lifestyle, re-imagining everyday life to unite comfort and delight. The design optimises the thermal mass of the existing structure by using eco-friendly hydronic radiant heaters that radiate heat into the… Read More >

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Norwood Contemporary Addition

The brief sought to amalgamate the heritage structure, formerly divided into two dwellings, into one cohesive family home; spacious, light and sustainably designed. The building was arranged in two levels, one of which was ‘half submerged into the site’, surrounded by access ways, and was to be retained and added to, forming the sleeping level… Read More >

Norwood Residence

Forreston Residence

Located in the Forreston region of the Adelaide Hills this family home with its low pitch roof planes and suspended decking extends and floats over the rural landscape. Large north facing windows encapsulate the warming winter sun in the cooler months whilst the additional vine ready pergola will provide summer shading. The internal layout features… Read More >

Recycled Building Materials

Country Coastal Shack – Coffin Bay

Nestled amongst the tranquil setting of Coffin Bay, the Country Coastal Shack mimics the sweeping coastline of Oyster Walk with its stepped facade reaching towards the ocean views. Designed to capture the essence of its surroundings, the materials are raw and natural; sandy rammed earth walls sweep out to frame ocean views, recycled brick walls… Read More >

Country Coastal Shack - Coffin Bay

Fireplace’s trending this season – The Advertiser Article

Article in The Advertiser,  25 Apr 2015 by Trudy Oram Home Editor & Hanninal Rossi. Featured Project: By Energy Architecture. Fireplace trend will get Prices burn up your hearth pumping just like firewood. FORGET artwork or the leather sofa as your hero piece, the fireplace is taking over the living room as this season’s must-have… Read More >

150425 Fireplace Article

John Maitland elevated to Life Fellow – AIA

Energy Architecture is proud to announce that John Maitland LFRAIA has been elevated as a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). This honour is in recognition of significant achievement in and contribution to the architectural profession. Specifically, the AIA wished to highlight John’s outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession, particularly… Read More >

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