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WELCOME TO OUTLIER STUDIO

We are an award-winning design + research + education studio creating beautiful, low carbon, sustainable and high-performing homes with proven performance. We want to shift the way we view housing in Australia. Instead of thinking about housing as a commodity for resale, we want to see it as a home – a place that provides a comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient sanctuary for you and your loved ones, now and well into the future

WE ARE THE OUTLIERS

We tailor every project to the unique needs and conditions of the particular climate & site. Using NatHERS energy modelling software or Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) we take into account factors such as temperature, humidity, wind patterns, shading and sun orientation to maximize energy efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of the building. We complete a life cycle assessment using Rapid LCA to establish embodied & operational carbon of the project and incorporate as much renewable energy as the building consumes, effectively eliminating carbon emissions associated with energy consumption. We develop a waste management guide for each project and aim to reduce, reuse, recycle, and re-purpose waste where ever possible to minimise the amount sent to landfills. By implementing efficient waste management practices, the amount of greenhouse gas emissions and environmental pollution can be significantly reduced. Overall,climate-specific design, zero net carbon homes, and waste management are all integral aspects of creating sustainable and environmentally friendly communities.

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At the heart of our practice is a focus on longevity, energy efficiency, and good health. We believe that passive house design is the future of energy efficient Australian home building and we aim to elevate the standards of residential and commercial construction in Australia.

We offer two different approaches to the performance of your home design that are both fully focused on achieving the maximum liveability and sustainability of a house.

PASSIVE HOMES

Passive house design, also known as Passiv Haus, is an innovative approach to building design and construction that prioritises energy efficiency, occupant comfort and health. The concept originated in Germany in the 1990s and has since gained popularity worldwide as a leading standard for ultra low energy buildings.

The primary goal of Pasiv Haus design is to create buildings that require minimal energy for heating and cooling, leading to significant reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. This is achieved through a combination of smart architectural design, high-quality building materials, meticulous construction techniques and rigorous testing during construction.

HYBRID HOMES

For those who want a high performing home, but don’t want to go for a full Passiv Haus Certification, we have developed our Hybrid Home Method. Based on Passive Solar Design incorporating Passiv Haus principles this home design uses conventional construction practises and materials creating a more affordable option to a broader range of people.

It prioritises the health and comfort of building occupants with an overall approach of creating low embodied energy buildings and verifying the performance of the design during construction with as built verification.

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