ECOSHELTA has long been part of the sustainable building revolution and makes high quality architect designed, environ­mentally minimal impact, pre­fabricated, modular buildings, using latest technologies. Our state of the art building system has been used for cabins, houses, studios, eco-tourism acco­mmodation and villages. We make beautiful spaces, the applications are endless, the potential exciting.

This project had a single t.pod on a six acre ocean frontage private residential compound estate in Hong Kong and had a high level of detail and finish. It is situated in a manicured lawn and garden setting with views out over the South China Sea. The pod was prefabricated and shipped from Sydney by air freight and erected in two days using local labour with an Ecoshelta supervisor. This pod incorporates a hurricane rated frame and footing system and to date has survived three direct hurricanes.


August 1st, 2016

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West End Beach House consists of five t.pods on an exposed ocean front site in Bass Straight and has separated single pod pavilions arranged along the contour in a curved plan and joined by a curved timber hallway. This project was prefabricated in Sydney some 15 years ago, flat packed with fitouts and shipped to a remote, unserviced site by sea containers. The integrated carport roof was designed to connect the carefully placed containers and form a shelter for site establishment.

The severe exposure to anti cyclonic winds and coastal spray demonstrates the alloy frame’s capabilities and durability in extreme locations.


August 1st, 2016

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An early Japanese joined timber framed system, prefabricated in the workshop and assembled on site. The masonry base and spine wall were site constructed from local field stones for thermal mass and weathering protection. The floors were raised with openable hatches for sub floor storage and a mezzanine was included as a sleeping loft. The dining space and bath were sunken.

 


August 1st, 2016

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This project consisted of a series of Ecoshelta E.pod pavilions arranged down a sloping coastal suburban site around a series of courtyards. There are AAC masonry bases for the two storied elements and a high vaulted roof system to allow for mezzanine platforms. The double skinned roof allowed for Venturi ventilation effects and the sliding wall panels open up to the main living pavilion when desired. This project also has a central pool design and connecting loggias.’


August 1st, 2016

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A rebuild after the devastating Canberra bushfires this project used a hybrid Ecoshelta AAC panel system with fourteen pods around five courtyards and a central bushfire resistant masonry core, with master bedroom suite.  The internal walls are rammed earth in the core and have a heat recycling system. Integrating the AAC masonry systems with the Ecoshelta alloy frame was successful and the details have been re-used on later hybrid buildings.


August 1st, 2016

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For an existing terrace dwelling, this project consisted of a single hybrid t.pod as an upper floor bath house. This build used a vaulted roof frame and had extensive white glass louvre windows with a sneak view of the city skyline.

 


August 1st, 2016

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This multiple pavilion comprised 10 pods in a mirror curved shape layout around a central pool courtyard down a sloping rural site. In the highlights are mezzanine floors and throughout the house curved connecting hallways. This project has extensive northern glazing and toughened southern face towards Antarctica. The curved walls meet the curved roofs.

The children’s pavilion with central play space has three ‘sleep outs’ and floor hatch to underfloor storage for toys. The spiral stair down to the bathroom with small rainwater tanks as corner elements for masonry base used as separated spaces for WC, shower bay stairs and vanity.


August 1st, 2016

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This site had very limited access with a single day to get the fully loaded containers in and then another day to get them out at the end of the project. Flame zone to the bush side required tough outer skin and a controlled interior courtyard allowed a softer internal finish of oiled timbers.


August 1st, 2016

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A large scale industrial commercial building in three wings, high open naturally vented winery, earth bermed cold dark cellar, and a commercial cellar door sales area – using a modified Ecoshelta alloy frame system for the front wings and combined with precast concrete frame and vault cellar with rammed earth walls. The main winery has a twisted plane roof form and is over 12m high, with 60m long and 6m high lime rendered straw bale walls.


August 1st, 2016

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A large scale industrial commercial building in three wings, high open naturally vented winery, earth bermed cold dark cellar, and a commercial cellar door sales area – using a modified Ecoshelta alloy frame system for the front wings and combined with precast concrete frame and vault cellar with rammed earth walls. The main winery had a twisted plane roof form and was over 12m high, with lime rendered straw bale walls 60m long and 6m high.


July 29th, 2016

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