This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

Sustainable Homes

Sustainable Homes

Two Sustainable Rental Properties In Melbourne’s Middle Ring

Bardolph Gardens by Breathe Architecture is an environmentally-sustainable and well-designed rental housing project in Melbourne's Glen Iris...

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Light-Filled Frankston Home Producing Negative Power Bills

This Frankston home proves sustainable building and materials can produce a home that's just as charming and comfortable than the next - and...

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Retreat In Rural Queensland Inspired By Classic American Glass Houses

Drawing inspiration from famous American projects the Glass House by Philip Johnson (1949) and Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe (1951),...

Sustainable Homes

A Modest Contemporary Home Inspired By Classic Tasmanian Shacks

Big Red by Architect George is a contemporary interpretation of an Australian shack in Primrose Sands, in south east Tasmania.

Sustainable Homes

This Thoughtful Mt Eliza Home Was Designed For 'Ageing In Place'

BENT Architecture designed this Mt Eliza home to accomodate its owners comfortably and securely, with an infallible connection to nature.

Sustainable Homes

A Prototype For Accessible + Responsible Suburban Housing

Bligh Graham delivers a prototype for responsible dense, green architecture in new builds.

Sustainable Homes

An Elevated 100sqm Beach Shack That Champions Passive Design

The Eucalypt House by Not All Architecture creates space beyond its modest footprint, whilst evoking a strong sense of nostalgia.

Sustainable Homes

A Lush Inner-Melbourne Home That Powers Itself

The owners of Garden House by Austin Maynard Architects pay nothing for fuel or power – it all comes from this epic, high-tech sustainable...

Sustainable Homes

A Former Corner Store Turned Sustainable Family Home

A dilapidated, Federation-era shopfront is transformed into a truly unique, energy efficient home by CplusC Architectural Workshop.

Sustainable Homes

A Melbourne Home Turned From Tired, To Inspired!

A mere 39 square metre extension has made all the difference to the sustainability and functionality of this Northcote family home by Projec...

Sustainable Homes

A Zero-Waste, Two Bedroom Home In The Middle Of Melbourne’s Federation Square!

Anti-waste crusader Joost Bakker takes us inside the culmination of his life’s work - a completely non-toxic, self-sufficient home!
Sasha Gattermayr

Sustainable Homes

The Most Inspiring Sustainable Homes Of 2020

From retro-fitted period houses in the country, to inner city apartments, these were the standout sustainable homes we shared in 2020!

Sustainable Homes

A Sustainable Inner-Suburban Home, Designed To Be Deconstructed + Reused

Rammed earth and recycled timber come together in this creekside Melbourne home by Breathe Architecture.

Sustainable Homes

This Sustainable Apartment Is A Little Slice Of LA, In Melbourne

Illustrator Samantha Curcio and primary school teacher David Waddell share their sleek, sustainable and personality-filled North Fitzroy apa...

Sustainable Homes

An Ultra Energy-Efficient Makeover Of A Victorian Country Home

In this country Victoria project, MRTN Architects prove even the coldest period houses can be updated to achieve incredible sustainability s...

Sustainable Homes

An Unbelievably Energy Efficient 100-Year-Old Workers’ Cottage!

With the expertise of Altereco Design, this cute cottage in Yarraville is now an ultra sustainable homed home, powered predominantly by sola...

Sustainable Homes

The Davison Collaborative: A Game-Changing New Housing Project In Melbourne (+ Home To Three Couples!)

Three couples come together to develop three sustainable homes on the one Brunswick block!

Sustainable Homes

The Perfect Prefab Home in South Gippsland

Prefabricated construction is behind this sustainable home designed by Pleysier Perkins, and built by Prebuilt, in Bena, South Gippsland.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net