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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.

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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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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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City greening

The site of a former Greek community garden inspired an outward-looking approach for Mark and Lisa’s Brisbane house design, securing its food growing legacy and plentiful green space around and above their new home.

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Ecovillages come to town

It’s argued that Australia is well behind the pack when it comes to green building, but an increasing number of progressive multi-residential projects across the country are showing what’s possible. There’s also a growing move to bring these developments to our cities, spurring innovation that spans sustainable design to creative financing.

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Jewellery box: a home extension with natural daylight

A modest extension to a suburban 1950s weatherboard maximises natural light and air for a tranquil retreat in a classic setting.

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Tallowwood Treehouse

Small and smart: this home at the Currumbin ecovillage showcases best practice ESD

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Tropical immersion

In the steamy tropics of Queensland, a couple find relief from the heat and nearby suburbia in a rainforest tree house.

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