Renovation

Green jewel

A subtropical renovation has not only connected a New Farm house with its lush garden but cleverly converted a rarely used swimming pool into a hydronic heating/cooling system. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

Read article...

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.

Read article...

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.

Read article...

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.

Read article...

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.

Read article...

Passive warehouse

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

Read article...

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.

Read article...

Clinker Classic: Sustainable renovation

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

Read article...
12...

View articles by topic

Sanctuary: modern green homes is Australia’s premier magazine dedicated to sustainable home design. More...

Subscribe to our newsletter

View houses by state