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Shipshape retreat

Working with a modest budget, architect Matt Elkan transforms four salvaged shipping containers into a stylish, low-maintenance getaway on the NSW south coast. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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Simple success story

Simplicity and a preference for natural materials were the key drivers for a small, light and sunny Tasmanian home and office. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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Recycled container cabin

Rather than being insulated from the climate, a simple weekender has been built from salvaged materials to operate more like a ship, riding the breezes on its Sunshine Coast ridge.

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Kiwi bach

Designed as a student project for an international green building competition, this reimagined Kiwi ‘bach’ has found its permanent place on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

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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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