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Architecture

Sustainable Homes

Sustainable Homes

Architects Team Up To Ditch Gas In Australian Homes

Leading Australian architects are pushing for all-electric homes. Here's everything you need to know to ditch gas for good.

Sustainable Homes

A Relocated Edwardian Home Gets A Sustainable Second Chance

Developers Melbourne Vernacular relocated and transformed this Melbourne home into a liveable, 7-star abode in Woodend.
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

A Striking Sustainable Family Home In Flinders

Nestled on the Mornington Peninsula, the 7.5-star home proves you don't have to compromise on design when it comes to sustainability.
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

An 8.4 Star Home In Australia’s Most Sustainable Housing Development

A South Gippsland home by EME Design that proves sustainable design can beautiful, clever, and cost effective.

Architecture

A Thoughtful Northcote Renovation Brings Family Together With An Open Backyard Kitchen

Fireside House by Breathe architects draws on the homeowners' upbringing in the country, and their love of spending time outdoors by the fir...
Christina Karras

Architecture

This New Northcote Home Takes Its Cues From Italian Villages

Think of West Bend House — a new Northcote home designed by MRTN Architects with Brave New Eco — as an ‘inhabited pathway,’ inspired...

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...

Architecture

A Fijian Resort Meets Australian Barn In The Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The Barn by Sparks Architects is a new off-grid home on the Sunshine Coast inspired by Fijian resorts and country Australian barns.

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),...

Architecture

A Relaxed Torquay Beach House Decked Out In Timber

Beach House is Farnan Findlay Architects’ take on a quintessential coastal home, designed for the architects’ own family to offer a sens...
Christina Karras

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.

Architecture

Step Inside A Thornbury Extension Designed Around Its Future Gardens

This cottage has been given a sustainably-minded makeover by Architecture Architecture to hero its native surrounds. There's even an intrigu...
Christina Karras

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.

Stays

A Transportable, Off-Grid Tiny Home Made From Shipping Containers

Capturing incredible views towards Mount Buller, Victoria, life in this pair of tiny homes is about as close to nature as it gets!

Sustainable Homes

The Australian Architects Designing New Houses For An Affordable Flat Fee

Purchase environmentally-friendly, architectural house plans for an affordable flat fee by new Australian business, Architopia.

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