Award-Winning Owl Woods Project Blends Biophilic Design with Passive House Standards to Make a Beautifully Unique Home

The Owl Woods Passive House is just one of 20 certified Passive House projects in Australia and represents the first certified Passive House in the country to be completed by a female architect. The 2,153-square-foot home, designed by architect Talina Edwards, is located in Trentham, which is approximately one hour’s drive north of Melbourne. Apart from being notable for its Passive House design, the project also won the Sustainability Medal at the 2019 Architeam Awards and was an official finalist in the New Home Category at the 2019 Sustainability Awards.

“The Owl Woods Passive House is a unique blend of Biophilic Design and Passivhaus Standards of Construction,” Ms. Edwards said. “[It’s] a balance of creative design outcomes which focus on how the occupants will feel in their home, along with the integration of building science which delivers a high-performance home. In this aspect, it really is a pioneer project for Passivhaus homes in Australia.”

To learn more about the Owl Woods project and to see more images, see the full story at New Atlas here.

[Image courtesy of Tatjana Plitt]