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Recent House Profiles

Colour me house

The renovated inner Melbourne home of cartoonist Judy Horacek and writer and academic Francesca Rendle-Short is a celebration of colour and light and the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Rammed earth getaway

Adventure seekers and city folk have long sought escape in the Grampians’ rugged sandstone and forested mountain vistas.

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Recent Articles

A cool roof this summer

The colour, shape and structure of our roofs all impact on internal house temperatures. As our summers are tipped to become longer and hotter, how can our roofs best
meet this challenge and keep us cool?

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Indigenous architecture

As we face longer and hotter summers and more unpredictable weather patterns, what can we learn from Australia’s original custodians about creating places that respond to and take advantage of our natural systems?

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Native bush food backyard

Save water and eat well by cultivating native plant foods in your garden.

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Humanitarian architecture and green design

Australian architects are designing innovative buildings for disaster-affected or underserved communities. As these humanitarian projects show, there’s more to sustainability than just a well-designed structure.

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