Clifton Hill Terraces
Field Office Architecture
The site is located in the dense inner-city suburb of Clifton Hill where two new town houses, would replace the dilapidated dwellings that had previously occupied the site.
A key driver for the project was thermal performance. With the client keen to avoid mechanical heating and cooling as much as possible, it was critical that the dwelling be very highly insulated with a tight building fabric and a strong thermal mass. This is achieved with the use of insulated concrete slab on ground and suspended concrete slab for the Ground Floor. Reverse brick veneer wall system has been designed for all external walls, which is then insulated externally and clad with reconstituted timber.