Written by Julie Bailey for The Post September 29, 2018:
Matt Wallwork practises what he preaches when it comes to his ecological design philosophy. He designs eco-friendly houses for a living, and his own house in Hilton is packed with passive solar elements – an insulated roof, louvres for cross ventilation and big, north-facing windows that shield the summer sun and allow the winter sun to penetrate into the heart of the house.
His house, at 220C Carrington Street, is full with character thanks to pergola posts from piers at Sydney’s Wooloomooloo Wharf, rafters from an old Toodyay bridge and a circular brass ship’s window salvaged from ocean floor near the Abrolhos Islands.
It’s been a big year for the 1991 UWA architecture graduate: his building and design practice, Ecotecture, celebrated 21 years and he has just sold his house. A love of houses began early for Matt, whose pen and ink drawings of character houses appeared in the POST in the 1980s. “I still love to sketch buildings,” Matt said.
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