Monday, April 19, 2010

April 2010

Some more photos taken on a recent visit of the house. The rain has filled the tanks, the garden is flourishing and the house is ready for residents. The front entry has been marked by the original painted metal number plate.
Entry with polished concrete floor, ironbark battens, hoop pine doors, soffit lining of original house's floor boards. Outer door has a large crimsafe panel for secure natural ventilation.Pull handle to front door using reycled hardwood
Plant room - the least glamorous of all the spaces but the most active and interesting - grey water treatment (including worms), filtration, pumping and reticulation of rainwater, grey water and town water, monitoring of energy use, invertor for solar power...and a wine cellar beyond.Leadlight window of old louvre blades from the original house in the entry space, created by Annerley Glassworks



1 watt LED light in recycled hardwood base within entry stair wall (recycled hardwood framing and recycled hoop pine facing)
Bedroom with louvres through to Gallery to catch cross-breezes from river.

DINING ROOM - shelving made from the original hoop pine floor boards, hoop pine doors, original, unpainted vjs.View from main stair to Gallery (northward)Kitchen through stair screen of original house's pine rafters
Lower stairway
Lower bathroom, tucked under stair. Polished concrete slab floor, simple white wall tiles and water-efficient fittings.
The rosella bush is already fruiting and other plants are taking off after the heavy rains.

5 comments:

Paul C said...

You've done an amazing job with this house - congratulations! Have you thought about bringing together the information on this blog into a single publication? It would help those of us who might be interested to distribute it as a proof of concept.

Emma Scragg said...

Hi Paul C

Thank you for your feedback.

We could certainly consider it. What sort of format were you thinking? I'd love to write a book about all the considerations along the way from initial brief to completion.

Paul C said...

It seems as if you've got most of the basic material already on the blog - including the photos and narrative, and the right-hand column links to features and vendors. It would take a bit of cutting and pasting, but you could put those together, add an essay that covers the life cycle of the project in outline, and have a nice little book(let). Put it up on Scribd for download, let a bunch of architecture blogs know about it, and that's your marketing.

Of course, you probably wouldn't make any money out of it... :)

Emma Scragg said...

Thank you for those tips. I'll look into it. Interesting idea using Scribd. I've not come across that before.

Paul C said...

My email is (foolishly) behind my name on the first comment I left - email if you want any more info on e-publishing options, I've been looking into it the last six months.