Location(City/Country):Barfold Estate / Australia
Year (Design/Construction):- / 2022
Area (Net/Gross):- / 170 m2
Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:-
Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:-
- Wood is used as the main material for the project. It lowers the buiding´s carbon footprint, since it is a natural and renewable material.
- The use of local wood also reduces the energy used for transportation.
- Large windows reduce the need for artificial light.
Project description as provided by the Architects
Barfold Estate is a vineyard, winery and farm located in the Southwest corner of the Heathcote wine region, a 75 minute drive north of Melbourne. The client approached LAYAN to design a generous yet simple building to provide accommodation to guests visiting the vineyard.
Overlooking the Barfold Estate vineyard, the site is located besides a large dam surrounded by significant old gumtrees. The building presents as a simple geometric form in the landscape – echoing the agricultural buildings of its locale. A rustic character is expressed through its cladding of reclaimed timber, left untreated as to silver through age, blending in with the surrounding silvered trunks of the neighbouring eucalypts.
The interior space is defined by a large open ceiling with ancillary spaces arranged to its sides. Sunlight activates its spatial dynamic as it travels throughout the day. In the evening the roof space is illuminated by up-lighting upon the ceiling, carefully curated lamps and a soft flicker from the fireplace. Lined entirely in fine plywood its simple aesthetic is crafted from a palette of polished concrete, natural timber, glass and tile, balanced with tonal furnishings sympathetic to the natural surroundings.
The building consists of 2 large guestrooms each featuring a generous dining and kitchen area, a lounge with a daybed alcove, a bathing alcove with a free-standing bathtub and picturesque outlook, an en-suite bathroom as well as a king-sized bed that is separated from the living area articulated by a central, double-sided fireplace.
LAYAN Architecture | Architecture | www.layan.com
LAYAN Design Group | Interior Design | www.layan.com
CUTLACK builders | Builder | www.cutlackbuilders.com.au
Richard Fooks | Structural Engineering
Tekcon Group | Building Surveyor | www.tekcongroup.com.au
OptimalRATE Energy Rating | ESD Consultant
Regional Planning & Design Pty. Ltd. | BAL Assessment
Mount Alexander Shire (Council)
Johannes Hart | Nick Murray | Alexandra Willis | Amy Noipitak