Sanctuary Issue 38


Take a look inside Sanctuary 38

  • Over 20 kitchen and bathroom designs
  • All-electric solar homes
  • Natural swimming pools
  • Cairns home adapted for the tropics
  • Sydney semi renovated with recycled materials
  • Sustainable strata: owners transform 7 apartment buildings
  • How you can avoid eco-design pitfalls
  • Optimise your solar system
  • Green roofs, efficient appliances and more

Sanctuary is Australia’s only magazine dedicated to sustainable house design.

Sanctuary is published by the Alternative Technology Association, a not-for-profit organisation that has been promoting sustainable building, renewable energy and water conservation for over 30 years.

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Issue contents:

  • Greener kitchens and bathroom SPECIAL

    We showcase the latest thinking in design, materials and appliances, and feature more than 20 beautiful green kitchen and bathroom projects.

  • Maintaining your kitchen and bathroom

    You don’t need to resort to toxic chemicals to maintain the surfaces in your home, explains green cleaning expert Bridget Gardner.

  • Beyond the brand: Efficient appliances guide

    In the market for a new cooktop, fridge or smaller household appliance? Lance Turner helps with your homework.

  • Common ground: Owner actions creating more sustainable strata

    Seven apartment building case studies that show how green retrofits can save energy, money and improve liveability.

  • Lofty ideals

    A modest extension showcases not only passive solar design but well-researched eco-friendly materials, some of them still experimental.

  • Tropical connections

    Designed to provide ample shade and a seamless connection to the outdoors, we visit a Cairns home that’s perfectly adapted to the tropics.

  • Tranquillity base

    Ian and Pam didn’t just want a sustainable and peaceful country home for their retirement; they wanted to enjoy the journey.

  • Recycled house

    A Sydney semi is renovated using a palette of sustainably sourced materials, and bricks and timber salvaged from the original house.

  • Green roofs: getting past first base

    Our two-part green roof guide will help get your project off the drawing board and into reality. Dick Clarke gets you past design obstacles and Elke Haege brings you soil and plant tips.

  • Natural swimming pools

    With hundreds now built in Australia, we find out how natural pools can minimise the environmental impact of backyard bathing.

  • Optimise your solar

    Is your rooftop solar system working as well as it should be? Solar energy pioneer Mick Harris helps you find out.

  • Design workshop: Blue Mountains

    Architect Ian Sercombe workshops a Sanctuary reader’s plans for a strawbale home in the Blue Mountains.

  • Avoiding common sustainable design mistakes

    Four experienced designers share their top tips for avoiding the most common pitfalls in sustainable design.