Issue 26

Humanitarian architecture and green design

Australian architects are designing innovative buildings for disaster-affected or underserved communities. As these humanitarian projects show, there’s more to sustainability than just a well-designed structure.

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A modern extension

A love of American Modernism influenced the renovation of this house in suburban Sydney.

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Good old wood

A reorientation, recycled timber and some hands-on work transform a Melbourne house for a couple committed to using only good wood.

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In search of good wood: building with sustainably sourced timber

Using good wood in your new build, renovation or for that lovely piece of furniture is an important part of any environmentally and socially responsible project. But how do you go about finding sustainably sourced timber?

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Secret gardens & a green roof

Hidden outdoor spaces and a generous amount of light lie behind the weatherboard façade of this inner-city Melbourne home.

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Did You Know?

Up to 60 per cent of the water used in an average home is used outside.