Float like a butterfly

Story by: Paul Taylor Photography by: Matthew Millman

The butterfly roof design on this home conceals the photovoltaic panels that cover 60 per cent of its surface. Celerestory windows are also positioned to direct sun onto internal concrete walls that then act as a heat sink.

The roof’s angles, pitches and pleats collect rainwater, allowing for potential water tank storage. But rainwater is also channelled to form water features and to interact with some of the concrete walls to create ever-changing art installations.

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Feb 13, 2019
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