With construction due to start in early 2021, our Holocene House in Manly is planned to be CplusC's most sustainable project to date. Adopting principles of regenerative design, the family home has been designed using biophilic design strategies to ensure the impact of the project leaves our environment in a better state than it was before.
Ecological renewal, urban agriculture, off-grid electricity via a powerful solar panel system (and possibly off-grid water use), materials that have low-embodied energy and are healthy for humans, integration with nature, reusing elements of the to-be demolished house and recycling the rest, equitable & community focused design and high-performance thermal comfort design strategies are some of the holistically sustainable principles adopted to make this project not only have as beneficial an impact as possible, but to be the most comfortable and luxurious space possible.
"We on Earth have just awakened to the great oceans of space and time from which we have emerged. We are the legacy of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution. We have a choice: We can enhance life and come to know the universe that made us, or we can squander our 15 billion-year heritage in meaningless self-destruction. What happens next depends on what we do, here and now, with our intelligence and our knowledge of the cosmos." - Carl Sagan
Welcome to the Jungle House - Awards
Dwell Magazine has listed Welcome to the Jungle House as one of the best homes in the world, shortlisted in the Dwellings category for the 2020 Dwell Design Awards, among 8 other projects. You can help us out by voting for Welcome to the Jungle House, click on the button below!
We'd like to take this moment to summarise all of the Australian and international awards Welcome to the Jungle House has won over the last 12 months and thank everyone who has been involved in the project for your ongoing support.
National Sustainability Awards 2019 - Intelligent Building
National Sustainability Awards 2019 - Single Dwelling (New)
Trends TIDA 2019 Australian Home of the Year
Trends TIDA 2019 Australian Architect-designed New Home
Master Builders Australia Awards 2019 - Design and Construct
Channel 7's Better Homes & Gardens recently featured our Oye Mi Canto House, where hosts Johanna Griggs and Charlie Albone explored the home's light-filled spaces and clever design. Click below to check out the segment!
Oye Mi Canto House has also been announced as the Runner Up for Trends' TIDA Australia 2020 Awards in the Homes - Architect Renovation category. Congratulations to the team and a big thank you to the clients Jeni and Phil for their continuing support!
In other news
CplusC's House in the Bush sells for $2.1M
Originally built in 2004 for approximately $650k (including land and development costs), one of CplusC's first projects, House in the Bush, has sold for $2.1M in 2020, an increase in value of $90 000 per year. Great architectural design and a good builder really pay off in the long-term!
Welcome to the Jungle House at Sydney Open 2020
Clinton sat down and talked with Sydney Living Museum as part of the Sydney Open 2020 event, exploring Sydney's architectural projects that would normally be hidden behind closed doors. Watch the video here.
Vegetable Haul continues at Welcome to the Jungle House
Welcome to the Jungle House's rooftop veggie garden continues to produce high-quality vegetables, under the careful eye of Hanne and the girls Nina and Chilli.
Local Community Action to upgrade Peace Park
Collaborating with local sustainability guru Michael Mobbs (known for his 'off-grid' house in Chippendale), plans were prepared and put forward to City of Sydney Council for upgrades to Peace Park, a park close to the CplusC office. Plans for the park include increasing rainwater harvesting, improving bicycle access, planting edible fruit trees, saving trees from being cut down and avoiding fake-turf. Although the plans haven't fully been approved yet, progress is being made so stay tuned for more news!