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Halo House

Glen Iris

Taking inspiration from the ‘halo effect,’ a biological term used to describe the thriving ecosystems surrounding icebergs in the Southern Antarctic Ocean; Halo House provides a sanctuary for its inhabitants, while allowing for increased activity in and around its perimeter. Designed by Breathe Architecture with landscape design by Eckersley Garden Architecture, the home was scaled to house a large family and a home business, with a focus on collective wellbeing.

Halo House also incorporates Breathe’s customary sustainable design, including a large solar PV array, electric heat pumps for hydronic heating and hot water, rain water tanks, as well as passive solar design features, operable shading and low impact material selections such as natural concrete, painted recycled brick and raw brass. All materials were locally sourced and environmentally sustainable where possible.

Halo House featured in Habitus Magazine in October 2018, and ArchitectureAU in October 2017.

Architecture
Breathe Architecture

Landscape Design
Eckersley Garden Architecture

Photography
Dianna Snape

“Fido went above and beyond. They brought more to the project than we could ever have imagined. They took total responsibility for the successful delivery of the project and thought through every detail proactively identifying and solving issues before they ever turned into problems. Fido added value every step of the way”

Jeremy McLeod
Director Breathe Architecture