NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Seaforth

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This month's NSW At Home with the Architect, visits a sustainable residence in Seaforth designed by Environa Studio. The 100% off-the-grid self-sufficient suburban home utilised “Project home processes” to keep costs down, yet deliver a one-off architect designed, high finish house.

The architecture of the home is intentionally kept modest to fit with its surroundings and offers an example of how sensitive sustainable design can be realistically incorporated into an urban environment. The residence is representative of a solution that the architect describes as “…the way of the future” - where design increasingly needs to address environmental issues instead of continuing to follow redundant stylistic fashions.


Environa Studio is a Surry Hills based practice that was founded in 1986. The firm, headed by principal architects Tone Wheeler and Jan O’connor, integrates architecture, interiors and landscape design to achieve innovative sustainable projects and has undertaken projects in a variety of sectors including urban design, civic and commercial design, and group and individual housing.

Social and environmental responsibility is at the core of the design studio’s ethos where the principles “Long life, loose fit, low impact” drive their design of practical and liveable environments for their clients.

Environa Studio is a winner of multiple design competitions and industry awards and has been published extensively in leading design journals. The firm has also made a significant contribution to Australian building and sustainability regulations and architectural education.


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

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

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Seaforth Residence designed by Environa Studio
  • Images Source: Environa Studio