Issue 29

Down by the billabong

Careful space planning and a host of integrated sustainable design features make this pair of understated Adelaide homes a quiet example of increased urban density done well.

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Colour me house

The renovated inner Melbourne home of cartoonist Judy Horacek and writer and academic Francesca Rendle-Short is a celebration of colour and light and the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Unearthed

Collaboration and experimentation helped Gavin Scott create a contemporary home of his own, using natural materials and traditional techniques to mirror its lush surrounds.

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The generous verge garden

Planting veggies and herbs on the verge is a productive way to garden.

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Design for heatwaves

We need to think differently when designing or adapting a home to better cope with the multiple adverse impacts of climate change. Dick Clarke and Chris Reardon look at smarter ways to prepare for heatwaves.

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Rammed earth getaway

Win a weekend away!

Adventure seekers and city folk have long sought escape in the Grampians’ rugged sandstone and forested mountain vistas.

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Tropical immersion

In the steamy tropics of Queensland, a couple find relief from the heat and nearby suburbia in a rainforest tree house.

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Style & sustainability

Sustainable design is on show and hidden in the detail of this urban Melbourne home.

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Composting toilets can save up to 60,000 litres of water a year for an average home.