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What defines sustainable architecture? The simplest description would be architecture that has minimal impact on the environment through the application of appropriate design concepts, materials and technologies while also ensuring ongoing benefits for future occupants in the form of energy efficiency, comfort and well-being throughout the lifecycle of the building.

Sustainable architecture, as we understand it today, is not only about using the right materials and limiting the use of non-renewables and ensuring energy efficiency. A green building has to factor in every aspect of its lifecycle right from siting, design and construction, through operation, maintenance and renovation, to end-of-life when the materials can be retrieved and recycled.

Also important is the immediate environment around the building site, which needs to be preserved and protected against degradation.

Ensuring resource efficiency encompassing the use of energy, water and materials, minimising and managing waste generation onsite to avoid landfill, using recycled or recyclable materials, selecting products with minimal carbon footprint during manufacture, and localising procurement to minimise carbon miles are just one part of the sustainable building journey.

Sustainable design takes into consideration factors such as building orientation to catch the sun and winds, placement of rooms, and sizing and positioning of windows for ventilation. The materials palette is tuned to energy efficiency and low-energy use with effective application of insulation, seals, solar shading elements, low-emissivity glass, double- and triple-glazed windows, and high thermal mass building products. Passive design applies many of these principles to reduce energy consumption by as much as 40 per cent in sustainable homes.

A healthy environment is created for future occupants through the use of non-toxic paints and finishes. Material selection combines high performance with low maintenance and long-term durability, ensuring a sustainable solution.

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Source: architectureanddesign.com.au
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Lifestyle Q&A with Mason Projects

The art of making a house a home comes in many different ways.  At Lifestyle, we believe if you choose the right team from the start, the process is so much smoother throughout the rest of the project.

When you choose Lifestyle, we will connect you with the right architect and interior design team to make your dream a reality. One expert team of architects we work with is Mason Projects. 

Mason Projects take the time to get to know you.  They design to create experiences, moments and memories that will last forever. 

We’re currently working with Mason Projects on two projects in Caringbah in Sydney’s Sutherland Shire and recently had the opportunity to catch up and chat with the big man himself, Mason, to find out the inspiration behind the designs. 

 

Q: Hi Mason, we’ve got two projects on the go with you at the moment. How would you describe these designs?

A: They’re both modern and minimalistic.  There’s a lot of clean lines and of course, they’re highly functional. 

 

Q: Why have they been designed that way? 
A: Ultimately, we’ve designed homes to be lived in, so they needed to be functional and practical. Each project has character and vibe, with a point of difference and amenity that suits the client’s wants and needs. 

 

Q: Who has it been designed for? 
A: Both projects have been designed for families. Families who use their homes to entertain.  When you live in a climate like we do, you can enjoy outdoor entertaining pretty much all year round, so we designed these homes for families to grow up in. 

 

Q: What key features do the projects have? 
A: High ceilings and natural, direct light are a key feature in both.  Along with storage.  Families can never have enough storage, so we’ve designed these with loads. Our Babbin Place project is split-level and includes voids to further highlight the natural light, while our Ultimo Street project comes with large backyards and pools for the very best in summer entertaining. 

 

Q: Why does each suit Caringbah? 
A: Both homes have a fresh vibe on beachside living.  They’re modern, with sleek, simple lines.  

 

Q: What materials have been used on each project? 
A: Our Ultimo Street home includes raw materials like timber and concrete with black cladding.  These have been softened with greenery and vegetation.  

Babbin Place comprises simple dark cladding, white render and timber features.  Greenery has also been splashed throughout.  

 

See more from Mason Projects here. Or if you want to chat with us about your next project, get in contact with us here

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