Blue Mountains House visualisations underscore an inventive and modest off grid house in Mt Victoria
New visualisations of Blue Mountains House showcase its further design development and have now been uploaded in ‘Projects’.
A composition of pre-finished steel, low carbon fibre-cement, and fireproof concrete meet the design performance required of a BAL FZ bushfire attack level, in unison with horizontally-sliding metal mesh screens, fire-rated thermally efficient double glazing, and vertically-retractable motorised screens to enable its envelope to be fully ‘shut down’ when unoccupied. A carefully controlled interior palette of burnished concrete, blackbutt timber boards, brushed stainless steel and galvanised steel reference the hues and tones of its setting while complementing the exterior materials.
It incorporates several off-grid measures including a solar system for power generation, 20,000 litres of underground water storage, under-floor heating, a small wood fire, and a heat recovery system to duct warm fresh air heated by exhaust air as needed.
The Local Project has featured Flexion House
Flexion House has been lovingly showcased in a great online feature article published by The Local Project entitled “Design To Be Revered - Flexion House by Christopher Polly Architects”.
This speaks to The Local Project's confidence in supporting and celebrating exceptional architectural design in the form of visualisations - as well as to the value of renders in bringing to life the ideas and material language of the project in all its detail.
With much gratitude to Matthew Fonda for the stellar visualisations, and to writer Thida Sachathep and the editor at TLP for their representation of the project.
Flexion House visualisations showcase a two-storey house on an expansive site overlooking adjacent parklands and the Cooks River
Visualisations of Flexion House have been uploaded in ‘Projects’. The uniquely crafted form of the house bends, extends and shifts in response to the shape of the site, program of rooms, and views to the Cooks River and adjacent park landscape.
It incorporates white brickwork, blackbutt timber boards, black fine steel elements and expansive glazing for strong connections to outdoor spaces and its setting. Dark bronze expanded mesh pivot screens temper direct light and modulate privacy to upper rear balcony & living spaces, while also engaging the rear composition along the riverbank. The interior orchestrates a meticulous overlay of blackbutt timber flooring, wall linings, batten screens and joinery finishes to infuse a singular cohesiveness across ground and upper floor spaces.