Sanctuary Issue 25

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Issue Contents:

  • Cottage character

A north-facing extension to an Adelaide cottage provides flexible and energy efficient family living spaces without compromising the character of the original home.

  • Earthy modern living

A Melbourne hempcrete and rammed earth home takes bold steps in environmentally sustainable family living.

  • Creative economy

Extensions to this Queensland home create a family hub that hasn’t sacrificed on style or spatial quality, is durable and easy to maintain.

  • Bush bound

Salvaged and recycled timbers are front and centre in this renovated northern beaches Sydney home.

  • Rural studio

An artist’s workspace is designed for the graceful fields of Norfolk, England.

  • Resilient design

While households have rallied to reduce their carbon footprint, how can we make our homes resilient to the effects of climate change?

  • Small spaces, tiny homes

Opting to live in smaller living spaces can save resources and money and with clever design small spaces can be extraordinarily liveable.

  • Eco retreat meets design reality

Rob Norman from design firm Symbiosphere unpacks the design challenges faced by a couple planning to build an eco retreat in Queensland’s Gold Coast hinterland. In the process, he crafts a design for their proposed treehouse cabins.

  • Outward reflections

A liquidambar tree to the east, a tulip tree to the west and a grapevine to the north; sustainable architect and landscape designer set out to weave the outdoors into this home’s design from the word go.

  • Urban buzz

Beth Askham finds out why urban spaces are great places to be busy keeping bees.

  • Building in bushfire zones

For those building (or considering building) in a bushfire-prone area, managing environmental and regulatory issues can be a challenge. Here, sustainable design experts from around Australia provide some advice on the issues homeowners need to keep in mind.

  • Universal design – assisting accessibility

Good universal design for anyone with a mobility issue is invisible, writes Mary Ann Jackson. And the net of people it can help is much broader than the able/disabled distinction initially suggests.

  • Hemp

Building with hemp