- 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.
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