Residence for a family of three. The child sometimes have a friend visiting and staying over, sleeping in the same room. They are amateur photographers and have a small collection of paintings and sculptures that want to place at their residence located in the Snowies of Australia.
The land is located on a north-facing slope and is surrounded by greenery. The most interesting sights are located to the east. The access to the lot is from the east, following a path going east to west along the rise of the slope.
The building is divided into four levels. The basement level, where we place the garage, studio photography, a toilet and a store, all communicated through the art gallery with staircases that give access to the ground floor. From this level, to which we can also access as a pedestrian by an outside staircase attached to the building or to the ground floor level with direct access to the house. There are a porch, a gallery and staircase replica located on the lower floor, warehouse, bedrooms and bathrooms. The kitchen/ dining room and access to the sculpture terrace are located on the first level. From here we can go to the second level, where we place the solarium. These spaces are arranged spirally like the shell of a snail.
Construction will be made primarily of wood except the foundation, basement and some pavements, that will be built with local stone. With the use of wood and stone as main materials, we got to make the construction integrated and merged with the natural surroundings, while reducing their environmental footprint.
Special importance is given to the visual impact of the integrated whole building energy device. This device consists of photovoltaic cells, solar panels and solar gazebo. It is developed first attached to the building, then supported him and then are integral part thereof. With the use of solar systems assets and liabilities-uptake we reduce the need for energy from fossil fuels.