PassivLaneway

PassivLaneway render

This compact little number sits atop a new garage, capturing district views.

It’s a Northern Beaches granny flat that packs a punch well above its 60m2 weight.

A two bedroom powerhouse, it sits under a simple roof form finished in dark standing seam cladding that wraps the blank east and west elevations to give protection from neighbours and unwanted summer sun.

PassiveLaneway - expressive facades

The expressive facades are finished in sustainably sourced timbers, framing the elegant tilt turn windows that capture those views and admit just the right amount of sun.

Privacy to the balcony is provided by an intricate timber screen blending privacy with daylight, protection with connection.

The home is aiming for Passive House Plus Certification; it will make about three times more electricity than it consumes each year.

The home is currently under construction and has passed its initial blower door test with a stellar result of 0.42 ACH50 (small buildings are notoriously difficult to make airtight for the passive house standard). It is due to be completed in early 2020.

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