Tucked away in Melbourne's eastern suburb of Toorak sits a sculptural limestone surrounded by lush gardens that can generate, capture and provide everything it needs on-site. The owners approached John Wardle Architects for a home that could accommodate their children, grandchildren, and interstate guests and be one of the mostsustainablehomes in Australia.
To achieve this ambition, John Wardle Architects pursued two voluntary standards: Passivhaus, all about creating an incredibly high-performing building envelope, and the Living Building Challenge, which focuses on healthy, local materials and an off-grid approach. The home is built with Mt Gambier limestone and complemented with recycled blackbutt timber, reclaimed Tasmanian oak, and siltstone.
Website article with photographs and the floor plan: thedesignemotive.com/episodes/homes/limestone-house-john-wardle-architects
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