Architect Gerry Kho says there are fundamental concepts that could be incorporated into the design of every new house.
“Passive solar design is very basic, orientating your house to have solar access, natural light, and natural cooling.
“Solar panels, cross-ventilation, insulation, thermal mass, which is the use of your built structure, the floor slab or walls to gain heat during the day and stabilise temperature. This will reduce the need for air conditioning.”
He also said grey-water recycling was a concept that very few Perth people have embraced.
A media release in WA Business News about Ronald McDonald House, designed by Gerry Kho Architects.
Caption: WA Business News 03/10/12
Gerry Kho Architects is a sponsor of this year’s Architecture + Interior Architecture exhibition at Curtin University. The exhibition will feature projects from students of both Architecture and Interior Architecture including dissertation projects from graduates of the Master of Architecture degree.
We wish every student great success and good luck to all graduates entering the industry! We’ll see some fresh faces among us soon.