K1 Concept Home, Latest Project Progress – June 2010

Work continues at a fast pace on the K1 concept home at Lakeside Park, Kununurra.

The frame of the K1 is now in place and you will notice from the pictures below, the roof “SMART” LVL timbers have been fitted with the roofing sheets and it’s all starting to take the shape of the K1, with the unique inverted roof line being the striking feature.

The interior and exterior wall frame currently being installed is then to be followed by the electrical and plumbing fit out.

Artist Impression of the completed K1 Project Home

The K1 provides a new alternative in good quality architecturally designed modular housing for people in the regions. The unusual floor plan form provides large areas of indoor and outdoor living all under the same roof. This plan capitalises on the South East and North West cooling breezes whilst shielding from the strong North Eastern desert winds.

The modular construction system also provides flexibility in the design of the spaces within the home without compromising on cost or livability. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home meets the sustainability and design criteria such as a minimum six-star energy efficiency rating, minimal mechanical heating and cooling and capitalises on local cooling breezes and natural ventilation through a mechanical window flap system which is also a unique design aspect.

The frame of the K1 starts to take shape

The floor frames are set in place

Roof structure

Roof structure

Internal framing structure is completed

The roof sheets start to go on

The K1 concept home, a joint venture between Northern Aspect Construction and SIA Architects, was recently the winner of ‘The REAL Challenge’ (Regional Environmental Affordable Living) for the Kimberley region, a sustainability design competition set by LandCorp.

Once completed, the K1 will be available to view as a sustainable living display home at Emu Apple Street, Lakeside Park, Kununurra.

For more details regarding the K1 Project please contact:

Adrian Mazzega or Kristan Pinner Northern Aspect Construction – 1300 799 054

Or Sasha Ivanovich at SIA Architects – 08 9430 6811