Interview – Architect Ben Vitale of Vitale Design
Budgong House in NSW’s picturesque Kangaroo Valley, sits amongst tranquil rivers and enchanting rural vistas. But such an idyll often comes with a darker side. In this instance, that darker side includes blazing summer heat, high winds and the omnipresent threat of bushfire.
To fully understand the conditions the architect, Ben Vitale, chose to live on site for some time before commencing his design.
“Something that we worked really hard on was actually analysing the sun throughout the year and also the wind in that environment. As simple as that sounds, it was quite important to ensure that the roofs were at the exact right angle. You’re never going to get it exactly right, but it’s trying to ensure that in those really hot summer days when the sun is just beating down, you do have that canopy of shade,” said Vitale.
To watch the interview with Ben Vitale click here.
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