Renovation

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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Beyond brilliant

A narrow, dark, cold Northcote terrace gets a light, bright rethink, connecting it to the world beyond and allowing a young family to stay in their close-knit community.

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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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Right at home

A recently renovated house in Newcastle that shares attributes with a well-designed yacht is the perfect home port for this young family.

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Passive warehouse

An inner Melbourne warehouse is reimagined as a contemporary, comfortable ‘machine for living’ through the application of Passive House principles.

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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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Clinker Classic: Sustainable renovation

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

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Sydney terrace reborn

Architect Caroline Pidcock has lovingly restored her historic Sydney terrace to the highest standards of energy efficiency and sustainability.

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