Extension

Lofty ideals

This modest extension showcases not only passive solar design but also well-researched eco-friendly materials, some of them still experimental.

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Recycled house

A Sydney semi is renovated using a palette of sustainably sourced materials and bricks and timber salvaged from the original house.

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Running on the sun

Going off gas and installing enough solar to cover their needs was a big part of the brief for this high-performing, comfortable extension to an 1890 house in Melbourne’s east.

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A collective effort

With a new rammed earth wall and concrete slab in the extension, this classic Melbourne weatherboard now achieves 6.8 Stars and has gained a new lease on life.

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Hempcrete house

Building with hemp is still a novelty in Australia, but interest continues to grow. This house in inner-Sydney is built using hempcrete for its low embodied energy and excellent acoustic and thermal performance.

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Room with a view

A clear brief and creative freedom allowed architect Tim Angus to make the garden an integral part of this Melbourne period cottage with a sensitive addition that links old with new.

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Outside the box: An energy-efficient addition

An energy-efficient addition to a charming double brick home in Melbourne’s east bucks the trend for all new.

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Clinker Classic: Sustainable renovation

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

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