Issue 38

Sanctuary 38 out now

This impressive passive solar extension designed by Baker Drofenik Architects is the cover feature for Sanctuary 38. For these homeowners, their building project was a chance to explore experimental eco-friendly materials.

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Tropical connection

Designed to provide ample shade, cooling breezes and a seamless connection to the outdoors, this Cairns home is perfectly adapted to the tropics.

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Building the ‘missing middle’

This compact three-unit development on a very small lot near Fremantle focuses on balancing community, sustainability and affordability.

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Beyond the brand: appliances guide

Are you in the market for a new cooktop, fridge or smaller household appliance? With so much rubbish around, it’s worth doing your homework to get value for money.

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Optimise your solar

There are now over 1.6 million solar power systems sitting atop Australian roofs, but do you know if yours is working properly? ATA founder and solar PV pioneer Mick Harris helps you find out.

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