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Recent House Profiles

Clinker Classic: Sustainable renovation

An original Housing Commission semi gets an ambitious sustainable renovation makeover, earning plaudits in the process.

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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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Recent Articles

Make do and mend: passive solar upgrades

Some house types are better suited to passive solar upgrades than others, but all can be made more energy efficient. Emily Braham speaks to sustainable design experts to help you maximise your renovation’s potential.

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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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