Ben Callery Architects
An autonomous sustainable house sitting high on an exposed ridgeline, Elemental house has stunning panoramic views, but it is also subject to the harshest of Australia’s elements – sun, wind and the ever-present threat of bushfire. Elemental house is completely self-sufficient producing its own power and water, working with the elements to provide passive solar gain and natural ventilation and using natural materials to reduce its environmental footprint. High levels of insulation, double glazing and thermal mass help maintain stable internal temperatures. 24 solar panels in a 6kW system with two batteries provide enough power to get you through the most overcast winter day.