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A better way up

This studio dwelling above a laneway garage in inner Sydney is both a comfortable, compact place to live and a benchmark for this type of development.

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A marriage of minds

This apartment in Sydney’s Potts Point demonstrates that the tiny house movement is not solely confined to houses.

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Simple success story

Simplicity and a preference for natural materials were the key drivers for a small, light and sunny Tasmanian home and office. 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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Kiwi bach

Designed as a student project for an international green building competition, this reimagined Kiwi ‘bach’ has found its permanent place on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island.

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Embracing the shack

A backyard studio ‘shack’ was the ideal way to create more living space without compromising an otherwise perfect Tasmanian home.

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Building the ‘missing middle’

This compact three-unit development on a very small lot near Fremantle focuses on balancing community, sustainability and affordability.

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Leading by example

As well as being an architect, Joe Chindarsi is a pioneer of new technologies. His latest home in North Perth is an exemplar of modern sustainable design.

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