Concealed Efficiency and Sustainability – Moat’s Corner Window Systems by Thermeco
Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
Located amongst the iconic landscape of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula stands Moat’s Corner, an interactive haven designed by Vibe Design Group, and featuring a completely customised, boundary-pushing window and doors specification by Thermeco that reflects the pioneering spirit for which the home was named.
The priority for Vibe Design Group was to capture the sense of history associated with the site, as well as increasing the connection between the home and the external environment. Crucial to this desire was the application of the various window systems supplied through Thermeco and fabricated by European Window Co. The introduction of large fixed and sliding glass doors and windows throughout the home was instrumental in creating an energy efficient and functional home that elevates the sprawling Australian landscape surrounding the site.
The priority for Vibe Design Group was to capture the sense of history associated with the site, as well as increasing the connection between the home and the external environment.
Vibe Design Group’s vision for a contemporary rural retreat included the incorporation of large spans of glazing with minimal aluminium visible. Thermeco was engaged to provide customised windows systems that were pushed to their absolute limits in the process of creating full visual impact and functionality, whilst at the same time obtaining effective energy ratings. The use of thermally broken frames and low-e double glazing throughout Moat’s Corner assisted in the creation of a more sustainable living environment.
Various window systems were supplied through Thermeco and fabricated by European Window Co.
Concealment was also key in ensuring that the home’s inherent integration with and connection to the natural environment was maintained. Weighing in at 500kg per pane, motorised KELLER minimal windows 4+ systems, imported from Luxembourg, manufactured in Melbourne, were cleverly integrated into the overall design of the home. Further emphasising how far Thermeco was able to push their window systems, the completely customised and detailed framework is hidden amongst cabinetry, cladding and stonework with motorised operable sashes contained within custom joinery. These ground-breaking window frames are elegantly recessed into the surrounding structure and operated by a specifically sourced Italian made winder system.
Concealment was also key in ensuring that the home’s inherent integration with and connection to the natural environment was maintained.
Ultimately, Moat’s Corner is a project that speaks to a sense of place, while referencing a contemporary and functional aesthetic. Vibe Design Group’s adoption of the modernist principles achieved through Thermeco’s energy efficient window systems serve to enhance the home’s engagement with context and climate and allows for a full immersion into the iconic Australian outback environment and its richly layered past.