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Recent House Profiles

Tropical connection

Designed to provide ample shade, cooling breezes and a seamless connection to the outdoors, this Cairns home is perfectly adapted to the tropics.

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Building the ‘missing middle’

This compact three-unit development on a very small lot near Fremantle focuses on balancing community, sustainability and affordability.

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Recent Articles

Optimise your solar

There are now over 1.6 million solar power systems sitting atop Australian roofs, but do you know if yours is working properly? ATA founder and solar PV pioneer Mick Harris helps you find out.

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When is a concrete floor the right choice?

Concrete floor slabs are a standard way to embed thermal mass in passive design, but is it always the right approach? Dick Clarke explains the benefits and design considerations for using concrete, and some alternatives.

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Planting beyond tomorrow: selecting resilient trees for your garden

A tree planted today will (hopefully) still be thriving more than a century from now. But with many established trees already stressed by climate extremes, Michael Tanner explains how to factor in the future when selecting resilient trees for your garden.

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Design frontiers: How 3D modelling puts you in the picture

As governments around the world make 3D design tools mandatory for large infrastructure projects, we investigate how local designers are already using Building Information Modelling (BIM) to get better results for green homes and renovations.

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