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Recent House Profiles

Relocated house

Relocating an original Brunswick cottage to historic Chewton allowed the perfect blend of old and new, and plenty of scope for creative reuse.

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Federation home low-carbon refresh

A lightweight, modest extension has transformed the living space of this inner Sydney house, and made entertaining much less awkward.

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Recent Articles

Modular and prefab homes around the world

While the modular and prefab dwelling has been relatively slow to take root in Australia, it has been used widely internationally for low-cost, highly-controlled sustainable design.

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Twelve of the best modular and prefab creations

Pioneered as early as the 17th Century, rolled out as employment for returned soldiers and post-war housing in Europe, and perfected in Japan for fast, cost-effective urban living, prefab housing is finally gaining traction in Australia.

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Repurposing building materials

Working with salvaged materials is labour-intensive, and often doesn’t come with the savings imagined. But it can add character, history and plenty of satisfaction, as committed reuse architect Emma Scragg explains.

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From garage to laneway dwelling

Inner city living space might be sparse, but architect Murray Barker has crafted a diminutive laneway abode brimming with sustainable touches. Ashleigh McMIllan takes a look inside.

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