Kitchen of the Week: Brave New Eco Design for a Low-Impact Home
Truth in advertising? Brave New Eco is a design studio based in Brunswick, Australia, that, as its name implies, marries sustainable practices with daring modern style. A few years ago, the firm was brought on to conceive thoughtful finishes and custom millwork for a new build in West Bend—and make it all planet-friendly to boot.
The house, oriented for passive solar heating and cooling, had been designed by MRTN Architects with energy efficiency in mind: “fully electric, with heat pump in-slab heating and a battery backup solar system,” writes BNE founder Megan Norgate. Given the structure’s seriously green creds, it was only fitting that the interiors be just as environmentally sound.
Below, Megan gives us a tour of the kitchen—and outstanding example of, if you will, brave new eco design.