The Dulwich Hill addition is based around passive solar design principles and the desire to reduce the embodied energy of the project. The existing three storey rendered brick house has small windows, which have been supplemented with strategically placed highlight timber framed windows and large sliding doors to allow warmth and light in. The house employs the stack effect through using the existing upper level windows to draw warm air up through the three levels creating cool breezes on the ground floor. The eaves provide shade to the highlight windows during summer. The project re-used stone, brick and timber from the demolition of the original structure in the new works, which reduced landfill and embodied energy of the project. The passive systems are complemented with a photovoltaic system, rainwater storage and a wind powered generator.
CplusC offers a specialised design, construction and service â€“ we are architects who build our own projects. From the initial client brief, through to design, project management and construction, the practice is committed to a well-crafted, sustainable and innovative design outcomes. We consider design and construction as mutually inclusive. Founded in the late-90s, the studio has a simple ethos â€“deliver exceptional outcomes by taking full control and responsibility for both the architectural design and the construction of each project we are involved. The practice employs a highly regarded team of architectâ€™s who are trained in-house under the guidance of Architect/Builder and Director, Clinton Cole to work as construction managers and contract administrators during construction in addition to bringing our construction team into the architectural design process to ensure buildability and cost affectivity are achieved. CplusC has the unique ability to manage the projectâ€™s budget and program throughout the design process giving clients assurance and security to a service that traditionally takes little responsibility for budget outcomes. We eliminate the need for a third party and provide everything from project management, full design services to a completed project. It is this collaborative and holistic approach that has enabled CplusC to deliver the highest quality projects acknowledged for through industry awards and reviews for over a decade.