mid century modern house design
The mid century modern house design incorporates an open plan indoor-outdoor living areas to embraces the farm lifestyle.
The mid century modern house design facilitates passive solar design principles with its high efficiency energy rating when correctly sited with diurnal movements of the sun. The skillion roof cantilevers over the indoor-outdoor living area of the alfresco and balcony while potable rainwater is harvested from the paint finish steel roof catchment of the residence, flowing into UV filtered storage tanks. Guests enter the residence’s open-plan living area through a generous 8 foot/2400mm double glazed timber pivot door while 2400 mm clear anodised end-sliding doors optimize the passive solar design by linking the internal and outdoor living areas of the mid century modern house design.
The architectural specification includes a rooftop solar hot water unit which is boosted using a wood fuel firebox or mains electricity through the cooler winter months. A specification addendum can also include photovoltaic electricity generation to the mid century modern house design if an authentic off-grid-lifestyle is the goal.
As a licensed and registered architect in Texas and Western Australia, Stuart can deliver an architect designed sustainable home that enriches your daily life. We’re enthusiastic about working with passionate architectural patrons desiring spatially distinct buildings and seek architectural excellence. The practice seeks to deliver designs that are functional, memorable and cost effective so if you wish to elevate your experience of space, enquire today.
The mid century modern house design can include a patented prefab footing system in lieu of a traditional pad footing design for building budget savings when sited on the appropriate foundation. The latest porcelain panel benchtops, Arte Domus mosaic tiles, Miele appliances and Blum Aventos lift overhead cupboards and timber floor finish are also specified in this enviable residence.
The mid century modern house design relies on environmentally sustainable design principles to generate to ensure energy-efficiency and economical life cycle costs. Open plan living spaces capture and then release the winter heat gain, when the sun is at lower azimuth, while the considered eaves overhang eliminates the worst of the summer heat gain. The highlight louvre windows generate ‘stack effect’ ventilation and permit natural light to the main living area. Depending on climate zone, these design features may eliminate the need for HVAC/air-conditioning.
“I’ve known Stuart for about 8 years. At all of our consultant meetings I’ve been impressed by his polite, professional attitude and in-depth knowledge of his profession. His prices have always been fair and very competitive. He has a knowledge that can also save you time and money. He will always make an effort to follow things through quickly and advise you so that you may gain the best outcome for your project. With these things in mind I can thoroughly recommend Stuart.”
“We commissioned Threadgold Architecture for the refurbishment of our house in Dalkeith for both design and contract administration services. We were delighted with the design which Stuart tendered to a select group of local builders. We were also grateful for Stuart’s contractual understanding and attention to detail which kept the builder focussed on the desired outcomes throughout the building process. We are very happy with the renovations and the enjoyment we now get from our transformed living areas.”
“I was very impressed with the ideas that Stuart incorporated into the design for our family home in Perth. Stuart designed a free-flowing open plan living space that perfectly suits our family of four. Stuart listened to our ideas and delivered the brief within the budget constraints. My wife and I would be happy to recommend Threadgold Architecture as a business that still promotes the old values of honesty and integrity.”