NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Alexandria

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This month's NSW At Home with the Architect, visits a sustainable renovation of a residence in Alexandria designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop. On Sunday 25 September, tour participants will be able to explore the interiors and exteriors of the home as Clinton Cole explains its design.

Inspired by their environmentally conscious and socially responsible clients, the two bedroom terrace house was designed to be essentially carbon neutral and is a positive model for how inner city residential design can impact on place making and community engagement.

The home includes an aquaponics system for fish harvesting, rain water storage for use throughout the home, a wicking bed to filter water, compost, a worm farm and chicken coop working in harmony with a productive vegetable garden, an evacuated glass tube solar hot water system and a 3KW photovoltaic power generation system to run the home and charge the couple's electric car.

Clinton Cole discussed how the home is ‘…a vital example of what architecture needs to be’. It illustrates how sensitive architectural design can be a powerful way to facilitate connections with the local community. Through the sharing of vegetables, herbs and eggs produced on site, the clients have met people on their street they have lived next to for many years but not met until now.

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Architect and licenced builder, Clinton Cole, founded CplusC Architectural Workshop in 2005. Based in Darlington, the practice specialises in the design and construction of expertly detailed, luxurious and sustainable homes.

Winner of multiple design and construction industry awards, CplusC offer both architectural and construction services. The practice believes in great architectural ideas, efficient construction systems, holistic sustainable project development and exceptional value for service. 


Location: Alexandria NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 25 September 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to meet architect Clinton Cole and experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Alexandria Residence designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop 
  • Images Source: supplied by CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Photographer: David O’Sullivan