Sanctuary Issue 24

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Issue Contents:

  • Earthly home comforts

An earth-covered sustainable home pays homage to its surrounding environment.

  • Ageing beauty

Most people wouldn’t contemplate converting a heritage listed derelict warehouse into a liveable home, but for one architect the project made perfect sense.

  • The simple life

The pared back design of this modular home promotes sustainability, simplicity and liveability.

  • Size does matter

In Perth, a home’s adaptable design bucks the local trend for building big.

  • Sustainable House Day 2013

Hundreds of homes, thousands of visitors. Australia’s sustainable homes will open again this year on Sunday 8 September.

  • Tips for a sustainable home

Sustainable design is really just common sense.

  • VIC: Junction house

A Melbourne couple opened their home in 2012 to show others that building a sustainable house is an enjoyable and gratifying experience.

  • WA: Perth’s Green Swing

A small-scale urban development shows that sustainable design is a perfect fit for medium density living.

  • QLD: Treehouse retreat

The chance to peek into treetop living at Currumbin Ecovillage has been a Sustainable House Day highlight.

  • QLD: Tropical interaction

A family home designed for interaction and comfort in the tropics sits high above the leafy suburb of Redlynch Valley, west of Cairns.

  • SA: A good house

An Adelaide home shows visitors that a cleverly designed home takes its environmental footprint seriously.

  • NSW: Settled in

For a Sydney couple, the eco transformation of their turn-of-the-century Sydney home has been a journey they’ve enjoyed sharing with others.

  • Designing 10 Star homes

A 10 Star home requires no heating or cooling to keep us comfortable year-round. So why are so few of these super energy efficient homes built?

  • Shelter & stewardship

A residential dwelling in Sabah, on the island of Borneo in Malaysia, is a challenging ecological design and cultural change project.

  • Blinds & shading

Appropriate sun shading is vital to successful passive solar design. Anna Cumming looks at how to ensure you can keep the sun out when it’s not wanted.

  • Illawarra Flame

The team behind Australia’s first Solar Decathlon entry have retrofitted an Australian fibro house with a garden to encourage recycling, reuse and food production.

  • Gardening in the dry

Successful water-wise gardens are about common sense and taking stock of what grows locally.