A collective effort

With a new rammed earth wall and concrete slab in the extension, this classic Melbourne weatherboard now achieves 6.8 Stars and has gained a new lease on life.

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Outside the box: An energy-efficient addition

An energy-efficient addition to a charming double brick home in Melbourne’s east bucks the trend for all new.

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Handmade with love: building with recycled materials

Building a new house out of old materials was a singular vision for a Perth couple.

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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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Green in between

Downsizing from a large suburban weatherboard to an early twentieth century cottage in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Brunswick delivered much more than location for Fiona and Bill Morris.

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Adaptable terrace

A terrace in Melbourne’s inner north makes use of passive design for universal living.

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Beach shack revival

Nestled below the protective ridge of Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island sits this sustainable beach house and its recent lightweight extension.

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Texture & light

When you walk in the back door of this house in Melbourne’s north you’re faced with enough fresh produce and condiments to encourage you to head straight into the kitchen and cook.

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Minimising paved areas in your garden will limit heat radiation and water run-off.