Issue 22

Design Workshop: Growing Up

In New South Wales, Jill and Wayne want their house to grow up rather than …

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Window ratio to floor area advice

One reader asks architect Caroline Pidcock about ideal window ratios.

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Slab insulation advice

It’s a good idea to insulate your slab if mechanical heating or cooling is needed in your home, says sustainable design expert Dick Clarke.

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Suburban treehouse

A lightweight treetop extension gives a young Sydney family a little extra space and a more comfortable lifestyle.

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Japan inspired

A New Zealand home inspired by Japanese architecture and passive design principles seeks to cross cultural borders.

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Retrofit & renovated with flair

A Queensland renovation lifts a Brisbane home’s energy performance and liveability, with just a few changes to the floor plan.

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Composting for good soil

There is more than you think living and working in your garden. Composting can help your soil teem with life.

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Did You Know?

Minimising paved areas in your garden will limit heat radiation and water run-off.