Client: University of Wollongong
Location: Wollongong, NSW
Image Credits: Olivia Gho
Awards: 2014 Opteon Property Group Property Industry Award (Awarded by The Australian Property Institute)
Taking inspiration from the local Australian landscape, the Illawarra Flame house was conceived in collaboration with Taylor Brammer and delivered by University of Wollongong students beating 34 Universities from around the World to take out Gold in the Solar Decathlon 2013 China, held in the city of Datong. The Illawarra Flame House, a 1960’s suburban fibro home has been transformed to achieve net zero energy consumption Located adjacent to the recently completed Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC); the House demonstrates the principles embodied in the philosophy of the SBRC. The landscape design approach by Taylor Brammer was an integral part of Team UOW’s core philosophy of inspiring the Australian community to embrace sustainable and retrofitting technology to produce a stylish and contemporary design outcome. The landscape was developed to test sustainable materials and provide an educational resource to the adjoining science facility. The monitoring and information gathered from the solar decathlon house will be used for research in the SBRC building.