NSW

Photosynthesis house

A tiny beach cottage in Sydney’s Manly Vale is sensitively renovated to bring all-day sunlight and year-round comfort to a family of five.

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Bucking the trend

Undeterred by the obvious shortcomings of this small house on a tiny block, architect Kurt Crisp has created a light-filled, sustainable and much-loved home for his family.

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Ultimate payoff

A concerted effort by dedicated clients and their committed design and build team has pushed the envelope on this super-efficient 9.8 Star house near Canberra. Open for Sustainable House Day 2017.

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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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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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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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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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Copper House: green secondary dwelling

This 60-square-metre secondary dwelling on a narrow lot in Coogee replaced the original fibro shack. Designed for flexible use into the future and conceived by Takt, the building is designed as three boxes which step down the slope.

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