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Huon Retreat. On the doorstep of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, nestled into the natural environment overlooking the Huon River to Snug Tiers distant, is Huon Retreat.

German passivhaus principals integrated with the architectural design. These principals allow assurance to tight local government environmental regulations. Critically heat loss/gain and bird strike.

The challenges were combining these regulations with client desires for overwhelming views from every room and open planning. In this area of Tasmania calculations are considerate of temperature ranges from -22C to 42C combined with rare and endangered bird species.

Photography: Clayton Sheridan. Mr Bankes.

Mr Bankes responsibilities: Design
Build: Architectural documentation Clayton Sheridan.
Architectural overseeing: Gillian Richards. Engineer: George Severini.