There was a 2011 post on this subject, but I’m hoping for an update. We are planning to build an environmentally friendly family home sometime in the near future and I’m looking for recommendations. I hear horror stories of people being advised that their $x brief and plans turn into a project costed at twice that much once tenders are sought, so am looking for architects who work closely with builders and seriously understand costs at every step of the way.
I’m hoping around an 8 star EER is achievable, with some ‘wow’. We like modern, sleek, but ‘warm’. There’s some gorgeous designs out there on firm’ websites, but independent reviews are harder to come by! Thank you.