Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Duplex with Views of Lighthouse Beach

Client: Snow Residence and adjoining Duplex for sale
Project: New Duplex Units
Address: 129 Matthew Flinders Drive, Port Macquarie
Architect: Robert Snow
Contractor: Owner Builder
Structural Engineer: Alan Taylor and Associates
Completion: Winter 2007

A pair of duplex units, where the client, architect and contractor were the same person/entity. An enjoyable journey, a labour of love! The brief was to look at designing a passive solar building with environmental enhancements way beyond the requirements of the soon to be introduced BASIX certificate. 

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Insulation levels were improved, water storage 5 times the requirement, low energy lighting, low water use taps toilets etc. and use of stack and cross ventilation using raked ceilings with high level louvred windows to purge the hot air.

The home performed well climatically and was warm in summer and cool in winter aided by suspended concrete slabs and a lot of internally exposed rendered brickwork.

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex Residence designed by Robert Snow Architect

Matthew Flinders Drive Duplex, Port Macquarie

Robert Snow Architect

Principal of Snow Architects.
B’ARCH (WITS) M’ARCH ENV. DESIGN (CARDIFF) R.A.I.A.
NEW SOUTH WALES ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD NUMBER 8969

Rob Snow Architect - NEW SOUTH WALES ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD NUMBER 8969

Robert Snow Architect
79 Matthew Flinders Drive
Port Macquarie NSW 2444
p: 02 6582 0119
m. 0404 248 590
e. rob@snowarchitects.com.au

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