Architecture Stroll at Little Loft House with Jenny Edwards, Light House Architecture & Science
Join Jenny Edwards and take a stroll around The Little Loft House. This house is a rejection of the ‘disposable’ mindset. It breathes new life into a home that many would consider ripe for a ‘knock-down/rebuild’. What was an old, cold, unappealing and dysfunctional house is now a beautiful, comfortable, energy and space efficient, multi-functional home with flexibility to adapt to the changing needs of the family.
Working mainly within the original footprint, the existing external walls, roof and slab were all largely retained, as were some internal walls. The floor plan was rejigged and extended by just 13m2 to create a new family home of just 136m2, with more functional space and better connection to the outdoors.
While the old house was only 3.8 stars, the new home achieved an energy efficiency rating (EER) of 7.7 stars. Little Loft House is now an all-electric home that requires very little mechanical heating and cooling. Actual total energy consumption has dropped by more than 60% and comfort levels have been massively improved. It is 47% smaller and uses 80% less energy than the average new Canberra home.
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