14 Molle Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
+03 6292 9277
Backed by eucalypts and reflected in an undisturbed lake, The Lake House is right at home in the wilds of Tasmania’s bush. Its truly bespoke and holistic design is inspired by the client’s passion for sustainability, evidenced in its materials, energy efficient technologies and integration into its locale.
Tapping into resources from its surroundings, the warmth of stones from a nearby quarry compliments natural and recycled timber to create a single-story house that’s in harmony with the land it sits upon.
In collaboration with the traditional farmhouse-architecture is a network of heat and energy systems. A geothermal heat pump with ground loop pipes in the lake supplies energy for the home’s hydronic heating system and 72 photovoltaic panels provide enough energy to release excess back into the grid.
The Lake House acts as the meeting point for sustainable practice and natural beauty, reminding us what’s possible when we work with, not against, the Earth.
Project start: 2015
Gross floor area: 390m2
Architect: Rosa Douramanis at Biotope Architecture and Interiors
Photographer: Peter Mathew