Located near one of Perth’s ‘necklaced’ wetland lakes, the architectural and integrated landscape design reflects the ambitious brief of both the client and architect: to provide a house that registers climate and environment and to be crafted for their personalities and ethical sensibilities.
The design has been crafted as a couple’s home for an avid music lover and a talented artist with a shared love for Perth’s natural environment. At it’s core, RZB House is a place for rest, to share with friends and family, and to celebrate zephyr breezes and the local red +blue dragonflies.
Design considerations have included the omission of any air-conditioning from the house, radiant heating, minimal
down-lighting, ethically sourced timbers, endemic planting, productive gardens, rain water harvesting to a 25,000L capacity, and solar power generation. The house achieves a 6.8 star rating with passive cooling.