March 15, 2013, 8:59 pm

An impressive ‘six legged creature’ stretches its body across the water.

Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects in Queensland Australia. Photography ©Patrick Bingham Hall.
CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE

‘CWA were approached by the project client to deliver a carbon neutral (in operation) solution for an environmentally sensitive site off-grid on the edge of the FNQ beachfront rainforest. The aim was not to simply produce an engineered outcome but produce a building which made the most of the sites natural amenity and re-introduced the surrounding native wetland environment. The building is literally reflected by way of its siting over an engineered water ecosystem which was the result of lengthy liaison & collaboration with National Parks, Environmental Agencies, State and Local Government.

The design is formed in an innovative combination of in-situ and precast concrete. The concrete has been engineered & insulated incorporating a total solar panelled roof to provide for a constant cooler & more comfortable ambient temperature year-round. The design utilises massive cantilevers to mitigate impact from potential flooding & king tide inundation associated with cyclonic activity. The project has been designed to be solid and to withstand intense cyclones.

ESD initiatives include: total 250,000 litre water harvesting, recycling& reticulation, renewable solar energy generation with solar backup non-reliant on fossil fuel backup generation, On-site Advanced Tertiary Sewerage treatment plant, grey water recycling & irrigation, Shaded & Insulated Thermal mass engineering, ‘green’ cooling & energy conservation controlled via building automation system (CBUS).’

Text by Charles Wright Architects
ARCHITECT: Charles Wright Architects, Queensland Australia. ARCHITECT IN CHARGE: Charles Wright. PROJECT TEAM: Charles Wright, Richard Blight, Justine Wright, Darcy Shapcott. LOCATION: Queensland Australia. DESCRIPTION: residential. STATUS: completed. STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: G&A Consultants Pty Ltd. CIVIL ENGINEERING: McPherson MacLean Wargon Chapman. HYDRAULICS: Gilboy Hydraulic Solutions. ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: MGF Consultants. QUANTITY SURVEYOR: Turner & Townsend. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Andrew Prowse. CONTRACTOR: PD Builders. DATE: 2013. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
Stamp House
Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects in Queensland Australia

An impressive ‘six legged creature’ stretches its body across the water.

morfae on Google+
MORFAE: the shape of things | Copyright MMXIII MORFAE.