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Recent House Profiles

Passive warehouse

An inner Melbourne warehouse is reimagined as a contemporary, comfortable ‘machine for living’
through the application of Passive House principles.

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Room with a view

A clear brief and creative freedom allowed architect Tim Angus to make the garden an integral part of this Melbourne period cottage with a sensitive addition that links old with new.

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Recent Articles

From the ground up: A modern take on earth building

At its best it’s a low energy alternative with plenty of potential for effective passive solar design, with houses sprung from the very ground they rest on. Dick Clarke outlines the modern application of one of the oldest building materials around.

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In the zone: Zoning your garden

Many gardens in Australia need to cope with extended dry periods, but there may well be times when they battle the opposite problem. Horticulturist Michael Tanner gives some tips on zoning your garden to make the most of nature’s most precious resource.

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Incentivising green: Green home finance

Government schemes and discounted home loans can make a sustainable build or green upgrade more affordable, so why aren’t householders taking them up? Cameron Jewell deputy editor with The Fifth Estate investigates.

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Native resilience: Inverawe gardens

When Bill And Margaret Chestnut first inspected their 22 acre property in Margate, Tasmania, it was nothing but woody weeds, fallen timber and piles of rubbish.

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