Exposed concrete walls feature inside and out, with the imprint of ply formwork testament to the off-form construction. An element of refinement has been added, with Z-bar holes highlighted via the use of brass tubing, cut flush to the surface and sealed with brass caps.
The ground floor is built on two slabs, one on top of the other. The first slab is a structural slab while the second carries the hydronic floor heating. A layer of rigid insulation is sandwiched between the two to prevent heat loss through the structural slab into the ground.
This meticulous approach maximises the heating efficiency of the hydronic system, with the home interior reaching a comfortable temperature in a matter of hours.
The orientation of the home and positioning of the large windows, coupled with the employment of wide concrete eaves, also contributes to the design’s thermal efficiency by moderating the ingress of the sun’s warmth, according to the season.
The ceilings over the ground floor living zones feature exposed concrete beams in a cross-over pattern, infilled with natural hardwood boards that hide the services and insulation and add to the overall appearance.