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Michele Payne (owner built), Burswood, WA,
Architect Gérard Siero: 1995 - 2004:

The challenge was to design a house with a very small footprint, that could harmonise with a valued heritage listed house to create an attractive, climate responsive and function environment, surrounded by (relatively) generous garden spaces. The resulting 5-level tower, rather like a freestanding terrace house, exceeded the delighted clients′ expectations.

The house has high thermal mass day spaces and light mass night spaces, along the lines of the CSIRO’s "Drysdale House". [Drysdale, J.W. 1975, Designing Houses for Australian Climates, EBS Bulletin No.6, 3rd ed., AGPS, Canberra]

The Basement is of cavity filled brickwork, with the Ground-Living Level designed with insulated limestone and brick. The upper levels are of light mass, insulated framed structure clad with stucco. The attic and roof are clad with corrugated steel, as is the stair tower. The building′s height enables strong stack effect ventilation when there is no wind, whilst its overall form creates good draft for naturally venting the building for night cooling. The building has been published in Perth Woman Magazine and

Project Architect: Briefing, Site analysis and Planning, Consultant
coordination; Design and Documentation, Negotiations and Approvals, Contract Administration.


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