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Recent House Profiles

Sydney terrace reborn

Architect Caroline Pidcock has lovingly restored her historic Sydney terrace to the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability.

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Handmade with love: building with recycled materials

Building a new house out of old materials was a singular vision for a Perth couple.

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Recent Articles

Shared living: energy density, affordability and social sustainability

Australia’s cities are growing at a rapid rate, with projected population increases demanding dramatic changes to the way we design and live in them. Dr Fiona Whitelaw considers shared living, in varying degrees, as one response.

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The Living Building Challenge

Architect Caroline Pidcock introduces a building standard that goes several steps beyond basic passive solar performance and energy efficiency, aiming to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions.

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House and garden: an integrated approach

Often gardens play second fiddle to house design–a deck and a vegie patch tacked on once the build is accounted for and if any budget remains. Free Range Food Gardens permaculture landscape gardener Gordon Williams makes the case for an integrated approach.

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Sustainable House Day 2015

Take a tour inside some of Australia’s most environmentally progessive homes this September as part of Sustainable House Day.

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