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Playtime front and centre

When it came to extending their house to fit their family, creating kid-friendly spaces with playful details was just as important to this Melbourne couple as achieving an energy efficient, light-filled home.

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Small footprint, smart ideas

A renovated worker’s cottage in Melbourne’s inner west marries age-old passive solar principles with bleeding-edge technology.

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Pigeon pair

Two similar yet different Melbourne extensions demonstrate how clever design thinking can make the most of any orientation.

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Upcycled warehouse

After a long and industrious life, a Richmond warehouse is lovingly converted into a thermally comfortable home and extensive courtyard garden.

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Going up in the world

Careful attention to retrofitting the original house has resulted in a net-zero renovation and addition for this Melbourne family. A creative approach to the new roofline also allowed the inclusion of a second storey without overshadowing the neighbours.

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A home for life

Metro Melbourne’s first certified Passive House is throwing open its doors for Sustainable House Day 2017 to show that high performance housing can be achieved on a tight budget.

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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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