2013 National Architecture Awards: Sustainable

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(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects.

(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects. Image: Patrick Bingham-Hall

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(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects.

(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects. Image: Patrick Bingham-Hall

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(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects.

(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects. Image: Patrick Bingham-Hall

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(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects.

(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects. Image: Patrick Bingham-Hall

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(–) Glass House by Charles Wright Architects
Sustainable Architecture: National Commendation
Australian Institute of Architects

Jury citation

The (-) Glass House offers a demonstration of an alternative suburban model for tropical climates. The fundamental strategy is of living and circulation areas flowing outside but remaining under cover, minimizing the need for fully controlled environments drawing down on energy. In addition, the significant moves that have been made in terms of rainwater harvesting and photovoltaics enable a carbon-neutral operation.

Adaptive and responsive, pragmatic and innovative, the design has a clarity of approach that extends the domestic housing typology.

Read the project review by Shaneen Fantin for Houses.


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