Muniz Residence

A highly energy efficient family home in Floreat, inspired by the area's rich history of Modernism.


Situated on a large Floreat block, the brief for this contemporary family home called for an open plan family living space to connect to the proposed pool, backyard and outdoor entertaining space at the rear of the property.

To optimise energy efficiency and quality of light, the rear open plan space features high raking ceilings with clerestory windows facing north. So that light can freely reach these windows, the first floor is a long, thin rectangular volume, which lessens the apparent mass of the structure from the street as well as allowing north light to pass over the flat roof ground floor sections adjacent.

The home is separated into distinct zones which cater to the need of the Clients young family today, as well as being flexible so as to ensure the home changes with them as they grow.

Featuring a timeless palette of concrete, timber, white render and black steel, this home is very energy efficient, with a 7.5 Star Rating and features such as commercial double glazing, insulation to all external walls, sunshade devices and smart wiring, all delivered significantly under budget.



New Residence


Floreat, Western Australia



Size m2

350m2 inc. Garage

Cost /m2


Tender Savings


Energy Rating

7.5 Star


Capozzi Building

Structural Engineer

Scott and Associates

Energy Consultants

CADDS Energy

Building Surveyor

Taycon Group


Dion Robeson

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