Green Sheep Collective — Sustainable Architects Melbourne

Boulevard Terrace

Sustainable Architecture Ivanhoe East

Boulevard House - Ivanhoe East

Located on The Boulevard, this steep site presented exciting opportunities to Green Sheep Collective, the design taking advantage of a beautiful northern aspect, along with stunning views to trees along the Yarra River, and to the city beyond. Two east-west pavilions, linked by a central circulation core, use passive solar design principles to allow all rooms in the house to take advantage of north sun and cross ventilation, while creating private garden areas and allowing for beautiful views.

An array of dynamic spaces include double and triple height voids, split levels, private courtyards and decks, linking bridges, rammed earth feature walls, north facing living and garden areas, and a 25 meter lap pool.

The building steps down the site, following the natural slope of the land and enabling all spaces to receive north light and to connect with the garden, decks and pool. Views towards the Yarra River and to the city beyond have been achieved from not only the south facing balconies and living areas, but also via internal vistas throughout the home.

A double height void at the kitchen / dining area creates a link to the open mezzanine play area, allowing for members of the family to operate within their own spaces, but to feel connected to one another. Deep window reveals in the rammed earth walls create playful spaces to sit and unwind, and to engage with the architecture and it’s materiality.

Featuring natural lighting, heating and cooling, and flexible spaces connected with each other, a large garden and views beyond, this passive solar design creates a home that will be a pleasure to live and grow in as a family for many years to come.

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The collective:
Green Sheep Collective and Elyte Focus (architects)
Elyte Focus (builder)
Filter ESD (energy rating and sustainability advice)
ZS Consulting (structural engineer)
Emma Cross (photographer)