Landcom Terraces  - Sustainable Architecture

Dunn + Hillam Architects were one of four practices shortlisted by Landcom to submit a sustainable architecture proposal for the 21st Century Terrace project in North Penrith.

The 21st century terrace house takes into account all the things the traditional terrace has long done well and improves on the inherited weaknesses. It will integrate sustainable energy systems, open to light, thermal flows and natural cross ventilation, provide controllable systems for dealing with solar access and privacy, create a better way of relating to the street and to give individual character to each house. All of this will be done without interfering with what we see as the natural advantages of the terrace house typology; that being economy in building, shared thermal mass, compact urban planning and therefore walkable communities, borrowed scale and proportion, a private entry and a private garden.