Once again Dimark Constructions has teamed up with Peter Stutchbury Architecture to produce a unique and bespoke build.
Nightsky was born from the client who had a passion for astronomy and wanted to be able to view the galaxy from the comfort of his home located in the upper Blue Mountains, West of Sydney . This design has produced an innovative and exemplary home built around the concept of allowing the Nightsky to come into the house via the unglazed automatic skylight built into the brick parabolic roof. The roof is incredibly unique in Australian Architecture.
The full brick construction of the house was crafted from recycled bricks. The orientation of the house was a perfect North facing, and included features such as hydronic floor heating, polished concrete, double glazed windows. Evacuated tubes along with a 20kw solar system with 34kw of battery storage and a 60,000 litre water tank assists in the all year-round sustainability.
Nightsky was also specifically designed around the limitations of the client who is in a wheelchair and includes Australian blue gum hardwood doors which are universally accessible with the main entry door automated for ease of convenience and access. The main living area is an enchantment of time as you wonder through it you are set back to bygone days where the recycled brick floor with hydronic heating along with the awestruck view of the brick parabolic roof looking through the skylight to the night sky provide a mystical experience.
Image credit: Michael Nicholson
- Blue Mountains Gazette – Night Sky of Blackheath wins Robin Boyd Award for residential architecture
- House Awards 2021 – Commendation Peter Stutchbury Architecture for Night Sky
- Daily Mail Online | Inside architect Peter Stutchbury’s astronomy inspired home Night Sky in the NSW Blue Mountains
- The Sydney Morning herald – Basil built a house that takes him to the stars without leaving his wheelchair
- ABC – News – Blue Mountains house with window to the stars wins top Robin Boyd architectural award
NATIONAL Winner 2021
Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture
Winner - 2021 Houses Awards
Australia’s Most Sustainable Home
- Winner 2021 – National – Robin Boyd Award
- Winner 2021 – Australia most sustainable home at the 2021 Houses Awards
- Winner 2021 – Commendation Houses Award