Houses and Homes at Early Start

The award winning Desert Rose House was on display as part of the Houses and Homes theme during the school holiday program at Early Start Discovery Space.

Desert Rose team leader Clayton McDowell, along with Head of School, Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering Professor Tim McCarthy, Sustainable Building Research Centre’s Robyn Dawson and STEM Ambassador Alexandra Nero were on hand to help the children explore the net-zero energy home using augmented reality technology.

The Desert Rose app enabled the children to engage with an augmented and  3D version of the house, encouraging conversations about sustainability design and, maybe, inspiring a few architectural engineers in the making.