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Sustainable Homes

9 Innovative Homes That Championed Sustainability In 2022

These environmentally-conscious homes prove that style and design aren't compromised when sustainability is considered.

Sustainable Homes

A 1980s Bushland Home Built Entirely From Recycled Materials

A mudbrick home in Healesville, Victoria handmade by the owners using salvaged materials.

Sustainable Homes

‘Future Ready’: Inside One Of Melbourne’s Newest Sustainable Developments

Mirvac are hoping to encourage sustainable living with their innovative 'future ready' display home in Melbourne's inner west.
Christina Karras

Sustainable Homes

A Compact Passive House Built Around A Pepper Tree

A Wollongong home gets a secondary, sustainable dwelling by Alexander Symes Architect wrapped in and around a 60-year-old pepper tree.

Sustainable Homes

The New Australian Housing Company Creating Customisable Small Homes

Dimensions X aims to be the ‘Tesla of housing’, creating energy-efficient, prefabricated homes that can be assembled in just six weeks.

Sustainable Homes

An Ultra-Sustainable Home On An ‘Undevelopable’ Melbourne Site

Hütt is a Melbourne practice setting a new standard of sustainable residential design, starting with the CEO’s own family home!

Sustainable Homes

A Timber Beach House Inspired By Its Humble Predecessor

An extensive renovation of a Mornington Peninsula beach shack by Agius Scorpo Architects that explores craft and ingenuity.

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.

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