Highly Commended // Eaglemont Project
13th November 2017
The Australian Window Association Design Awards were held in Fiji in September 2017. This Eaglemont Project manufactured by European Window Co. was Highly Commended in the category 'Best Use of Windows and Doors in a Residential Construction Under $1M'.
Effectiveness of the products used
Pleysier Perkins Architects design approach is underpinned by a desire for simplicity and elegance, achieved through a process of rigorous consideration from concept sketch to detail resolution. The window and door systems in this project respect the architects style, our large floor to ceiling sliding doors with zero threshold and openable corner slider allows a seamless connection between inner and outer living and entertainment areas, as well as continuing generous open plan living accompanied by an abundance of natural light.
Outward opening casement windows in the bedrooms on the second story allows for exceptional ventilation and views onto the outside environment and entertaining area.
This passive solar design features a great orientation, excellent ventilation, window insulation and this appropriate house positioning maximises the use of passive solar design features that bring warmth to living areas in winter and shade protection in summer, therefore limiting energy costs in running the home.
This sustainable home has great design features and the use of low-maintenanec materials such as the Thermally Broken powder coated aluminium frames in order to make the home more livable and cost-efficient over time.
The biggest benefit of the design, windows and glazing that have been used is that it saves money that would otherwise be spent on utilities towards heating and cooling bills. This factor also achieves thermal comfort and low greenhouse gas emissions along the way.
Architect: Pleysier Perkins
Builder: Wade Builders
Manufacturer: Euro Window