The Rathmines Projects with the BuildHer8
In an exciting leap, BuildHer’s latest development is a completely unique model – a Community Collaboration Project with the “BuildHer8”.
Along with the BuildHer Collective team, six DevelopHer Masterclass graduates joined forces to create two architecturally different, yet complementary and sustainable homes, by pushing the traditional boundaries associated with property development in Melbourne’s leafy northern suburb of Fairfield.
Ben Callery Architects designed two houses, each with their own individualistic flair. The vision for each home was always to create distinct spaces that will speak to the homebuyers’ sense of identity.
Using clean, fresh and contemporary lines, a sense of openness and an abundance of natural light, the look will be softened by materials and finishes reflective of north-side style: sophistication and edginess served with a side of character and personality.
The collaboration model lends itself to a unique opportunity for communal involvement, from planning and funding to design and construction, BuildHer Collective will track each step of the project on this exciting journey!
See the South House
See the North House
We have a love for sustainability
We’d love to share some of the features with you
We are as passionate about developing sustainably and responsibly as we are about creating beautiful, comfortable and healthy homes.
Amazing sustainability features in each house include:
- All electric, no gas home.
- Passive solar architectural design by Ben Callery Architects.
- 7-star energy rated, including slab insulation.
- 9.1kW solar system with Tesla Powerwall.
- Jetcharge electric vehicle charger.
- Reclaim heat pump hot water system.
- Insulated garage door by 4Ddoors.
Other features include:
- Cross ventilation, eaves and window shrouds.
- Rainwater tanks.
- Use of recycled and natural materials.
- Low VOC paints.
- Water efficient taps and fittings.
- Timber floorboards with carbon offset.
Our project partners & collaborators
Oh how we love our supply partners!
Amazing suppliers and trades are what makes a good project great! We have been blessed to work with some of the best in the industry. We love our suppliers and you should too!
Zenn Design is all about valuing skilled Australian craftsmanship. Each piece of furniture is designed and handcrafted from start to finish locally in our Melbourne workshop. Made Strong & Made To Last from the highest quality natural materials to ensure years of enjoyment – tailored to you!
“If you can imagine it, we can create it!”
A boutique company offering custom interiors and design consultancy. Rachel works closely and collaborates with her clients and their trades to provide a unique and empowering experience and a stand-out result.
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