SKY BAR | Byron Hinterland

Sky Bar was Balanced Earth's first fully in-house design and build. Upon completion of a pool house renovation the client commissioned our designers to begin drafting plans for this secondary dwelling. A key element of the brief called for hempcrete to be seamlessly integrated with the building’s clean lines, modern aesthetic and refined finishes.

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The southern wall is rendered in natural lime, facilitating the hempcrete's breathability.

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Sky Bar's footprint is light on the landscape, nestled deftly behind a rock retaining wall.



An island bench is the centre piece for the open plan kitchen/dining area. It's soaring cantilever is powered and fully plumbed for a gas stovetop.

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Northern aspect, window positions, thermal mass and timber screens work together as part of the building's passive solar design, maximising warmth in the winter and rejecting heat in the summer.