Located in Brighton, Australia, Brighton Residence original design in modern refit was designed by SJB. The original house was superbly located by Bell to provide a generous northern exposure to all habitable rooms, with a series of framed views to the garden, bay and city providing a strong connection to the site locality and region. The passive solar design principals of the original dwelling were clever and effective with a strong mediterranean influence and sensibly located, well proportioned courtyards create a calm, protected space to enjoy the bayside views.
Saving the essence of the old house was our primary design driver and it’s modification to suit a new family home is a considerable environmental initiative. Given the significant program and footprint of the house, we endeavoured to integrate ESD solutions into the project to ultimately reduce energy needs.