Green Design Studio

A carbon neutral single-room studio, designed as a PassivHaus architect's office, which can also become a small home
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  • Small flexible space to accommodate an office.
  • Inbuilt future flexibility for residential use.
  • Making use of a constrained site.
  • Bushfire resistant - BAL 19.
  • Rainwater collection.
  • Site rehabilitation with local stormwater pond, Native vegetation.
  • Net zero carbon.


  • Passive House.
  • 5.8kW solar power.
  • Net export of power exceeds net import.
  • Heat pump hot water.
  • Permeable and airtight, highly insulated envelope.
  • 8.7 stars.
  • Heat recovery ventilation.


  • All low embodied energy and low VOC materials.
  • Cement sheet & obliqua cladding.
  • Spotted gum decking.
  • Triple glazed timber-aluminium composite tilt/turn windows.
  • Joinery: FSC certified ply, paperock, recycled timber.

Sanctuary Magazine September 2021
Experts explore: Uta Green on using her new studio as a testing ground

Video by Joe Shemesh

Construction by Calic Builders

Photography by Joe Shemesh

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