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The City of Hope project demonstrates some of the most advanced measures of sustainability possible in the built environment today. The guidelines and aspirational framework for this project were sourced from Living Building Challenge (link) and Urban Design Protocol (link).

 

 

 

The aim of the City of Hope was to create the foundation for a sustainable future, in the fabric of our communities. To achieve comfort and safety, health and wellbeing, not only for ourselves but the entire web of life around us. To nurture hope.

 

 

 

This project starts a conversation with the public, asking questions about the way we live, consume, connect and care. It challenges preconceptions about what a house should look like. It provides a gentle, alternative solution in a slightly provocative way.

 

 

 

The design itself takes inspiration from nature and uses nature’s intelligent systems to respond to temperature, wind, humidity, solar radiation and air pollution. And not forgetting edible landscapes to produce food.

 

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The four homes nestled in a garden setting are stunningly different. Each set a visual marker and do so with a purpose.  The footprint is kept small in favour of garden space and the plan develops over two storeys’ including a rooftop garden.

 

 

 

This project optimises land use, shuns expansive luxury and instead, embraces exquisite sufficiency.

 

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AWARDS

 

 

 

• Australian Sustainability awards 2019: Winner ‘Best of the Best’

 

• Australian Sustainability awards 2019: Winner ‘Landscape and Biophilia’

 

• Australian Urban Design Awards 2019: Short listed in ‘Built Projects, Neighbourhood scale’

 

• MBA awards 2019: Winner ‘Energy efficiency and Environmental Management’

 

Bespoke architectural design and detailing.

 

Results in space efficiency and superior thermal and acoustic performance.

 

Comfort all year round without heating or cooling.

 

Enhanced structural engineering enables the house to withstand cyclonic storms.

 

The selection of high quality natural materials achieves a healthy indoor climate and longevity with minimal maintenance.

 

Cutting-edge sustainable design and technology.

 

Still the first Australian small scale residential development following the standards of the Living Building Challenge.

 

There is nothing like it in Coffs Harbour, or for that matter in Australia.

 

Spectacular outdoor living on the roof garden.

 

Innovative vertical gardens for urban food production.

 

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A green print for modern living.

 

‘House Two’ is home to a busy family of four. Connection to the grid is possible, but Lisa and David have decided not to connect, to test the system on its own without any generator back up.

 

After going through a full cycle of the seasons, they have found that there is no need to connect to the grid. The performance of the house has surpassed their expectations and battery storage has not fallen below 50% capacity, even during dull weather.

 

The custom designed solar photovoltaic system works intuitively with the integral design of the house and the efficient home appliances.

 

This means that the family can enjoy life off the grid without the need to compromise on home comforts.

 

IMAGINE… Climate change hits us hard – and you are prepared

Your home adds ZERO greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.

Your home is built to safely withstand even cyclonic storms.

Your home keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer – without heating or cooling.

Your home generates more electricity than it consumes – and has enough battery storage so that you can be independent of the grid.

Your home is constructed of natural, non-toxic material to keep you healthy and the environment safe.

Your home and garden enable you to grow your own healthy food.

Your harvests reticulate and recycle most of the water that you need.

Your home requires minimal maintenance and upkeep.

Your home is conveniently located so that you can walk or cycle to many of your favourite places, thereby reducing your car dependency.

You live within a supportive neighbourhood of like-minded people

IMAGINE… Your home operates as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture

– a greenprint for modern living

 

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The International Living Future Institute is an inspiring hub for visionary programs.

 

Their mission is to lead and support the transformation toward communities that are socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

 

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Com­posed of leading green building experts and thought-leaders, the Institute is premised on the belief that providing a compelling vision for the future is a fundamental requirement for reconciling humanity’s relationship with the natural world.

 

The City of Hope project demonstrates some of the most advanced measures of sustainability possible in the built environment today. The guidelines and aspirational framework for this project were sourced from Living Building Challenge (link) and Urban Design Protocol (link).

 

 

 

The aim of the City of Hope was to create the foundation for a sustainable future, in the fabric of our communities. To achieve comfort and safety, health and wellbeing, not only for ourselves but the entire web of life around us. To nurture hope.

 

 

 

This project starts a conversation with the public, asking questions about the way we live, consume, connect and care. It challenges preconceptions about what a house should look like. It provides a gentle, alternative solution in a slightly provocative way.

 

 

 

The design itself takes inspiration from nature and uses nature’s intelligent systems to respond to temperature, wind, humidity, solar radiation and air pollution. And not forgetting edible landscapes to produce food.

 

 

 

The four homes nestled in a garden setting are stunningly different. Each set a visual marker and do so with a purpose.  The footprint is kept small in favour of garden space and the plan develops over two storeys’ including a rooftop garden.

 

 

 

This project optimises land use, shuns expansive luxury and instead, embraces exquisite sufficiency.

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

 

• Australian Sustainability awards 2019: Winner ‘Best of the Best’

 

• Australian Sustainability awards 2019: Winner ‘Landscape and Biophilia’

 

• Australian Urban Design Awards 2019: Short listed in ‘Built Projects, Neighbourhood scale’

 

• MBA awards 2019: Winner ‘Energy efficiency and Environmental Management’

 

The City of Hope project demonstrates some of the most advanced measures of sustainability possible in the built environment today. The guidelines and aspirational framework for this project were sourced from Living Building Challenge (link) and Urban Design Protocol (link).

 

 

 

The aim of the City of Hope was to create the foundation for a sustainable future, in the fabric of our communities. To achieve comfort and safety, health and wellbeing, not only for ourselves but the entire web of life around us. To nurture hope.

 

 

 

This project starts a conversation with the public, asking questions about the way we live, consume, connect and care. It challenges preconceptions about what a house should look like. It provides a gentle, alternative solution in a slightly provocative way.

 

 

 

The design itself takes inspiration from nature and uses nature’s intelligent systems to respond to temperature, wind, humidity, solar radiation and air pollution. And not forgetting edible landscapes to produce food.

 

 

 

The four homes nestled in a garden setting are stunningly different. Each set a visual marker and do so with a purpose.  The footprint is kept small in favour of garden space and the plan develops over two storeys’ including a rooftop garden.

 

 

 

This project optimises land use, shuns expansive luxury and instead, embraces exquisite sufficiency.

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

 

• Australian Sustainability awards 2019: Winner ‘Best of the Best’

 

• Australian Sustainability awards 2019: Winner ‘Landscape and Biophilia’

 

• Australian Urban Design Awards 2019: Short listed in ‘Built Projects, Neighbourhood scale’

 

• MBA awards 2019: Winner ‘Energy efficiency and Environmental Management’

 

 

CITY OF HOPE

The City of Hope project demonstrates some of the most advanced measures of sustainability possible in the built environment today. The guidelines and aspirational framework for this project were sourced from Living Building Challenge (link) and Urban Design Protocol (link).

 

The aim of the City of Hope was to create the foundation for a sustainable future, in the fabric of our communities. To achieve comfort and safety, health and wellbeing, not only for ourselves but the entire web of life around us. To nurture hope.

 

This project starts a conversation with the public, asking questions about the way we live, consume, connect and care. It challenges preconceptions about what a house should look like. It provides a gentle, alternative solution in a slightly provocative way.

 

The design itself takes inspiration from nature and uses nature’s intelligent systems to respond to temperature, wind, humidity, solar radiation and air pollution. And not forgetting edible landscapes to produce food.

 

The four homes nestled in a garden setting are stunningly different. Each set a visual marker and do so with a purpose.  The footprint is kept small in favour of garden space and the plan develops over two storeys’ including a rooftop garden.

 

This project optimises land use, shuns expansive luxury and instead, embraces exquisite sufficiency.

 

AWARDS

 

• Australian Sustainability awards 2019: Winner ‘Best of the Best’

• Australian Sustainability awards 2019: Winner ‘Landscape and Biophilia’

• Australian Urban Design Awards 2019: Short listed in ‘Built Projects, Neighbourhood scale’

• MBA awards 2019: Winner ‘Energy efficiency and Environmental Management’

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