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Embracing the shack

A backyard studio ‘shack’ was the ideal way to create more living space without compromising an otherwise perfect Tasmanian home.

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Curvaceous beauty

A creative response to the constraints of an awkwardly shaped site has resulted in an eye-catching curvilinear family home in inner Melbourne.

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The ideal unwind

A prefabricated, modular design was found to be the most practical way for a Melbourne couple to build 130 kilometres away on a Central Victorian bush block.

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Sky farm studio

With health driving the brief, a distinctive studio-home in rural New South Wales prioritises non-toxic materials and brims with beautiful natural features.

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Tranquillity base

The owners of the Culvert House, on a rural block in country Victoria, didn’t just want a sustainable and peaceful home for their retirement; they wanted to enjoy the journey.

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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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Off the shelf

After building their own home from locally sourced materials and using a simple design, Jane and Owen have packaged up their approach for others in their close-knit Tasmanian community.

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