This architecture firm uses innovative design techniques to create this environmentally conscious home.
'The Sawmill House' was designed by 'Archier' in Victoria, Australia in the small town of Yackandandah. The goal of the design was to engage the environment, while making quality use of the space for the family of three it is being created for. The approach moved away from conventional methods and looked into cost-effective alternatives.
In an environmentally sound effort, the firm used material from the thousands of tons of concrete that are wasted each year and recycled 270 one-ton blocks to create the outer perimeter of the home. Formerly a lumber mill as the name would suggest, the interior uses stained wood and because of its position on a valley, it features natural ventilation flows with selective glass use for environmental coverage.