Passive design is at the forefront of the Finnis Architecture & Interiors design process, so the home has been designed with solar orientation in mind. It features a large balcony that shields the glazing line from the summer sun and is designed to allow for cross ventilation with clear axial circulation routes between spaces. The roof is also fitted with solar panelling to offset the home’s energy consumption, and the concrete and stone-clad exterior ensures a consistent thermal mass that helps keep the home regulated during the winter.
With a design philosophy that believes great architecture and design can heighten our daily rituals – work, rest and play – Finnis Architecture & Interiors have created an exemplar in Cliff House. “The holiday home will age and patina gracefully as it further nestles itself within the surrounding context,” Michael attests.