Located in the Central Tablelands of NSW near the town of Orange, this thermally efficient design overcomes the challenges of a cooler climate. Using a combination of passive solar design principles and sustainable initiatives, this house achieves over 7 stars in its thermal performance rating. Perched at the high point of the site, three pavilions traverse the natural contours of the land. The pavillions are connected by a continuous gallery loggia with a floating skillion roof above. All living spaces maximise sunlight from the generous northern aspect whereas bedrooms receive softer light through windows and highlights above. Thermal mass and high levels of insulation work in combination with this solar access to maintain warmth throughout the year.