Sanctuary 61 out now: Universal design special

Sanctuary 61 out now: Universal design special

In this universal design special, we look at thoughtful design with a focus on the adaptability of spaces to cater for everyone, regardless of disability, life stage and household makeup.

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Small by design

Small by design

Josie and Brendon’s off-grid house in central Victoria is deliberately small, simple and sustainable.

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Pocket forests: Urban microforests gaining ground

Pocket forests: Urban microforests gaining ground

Often no bigger than a tennis court, microforests punch above their weight for establishing cool urban microclimates, providing wildlife habitat and focusing community connection. Mara Ripani goes exploring.

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Playing for keeps

Playing for keeps

There’s nothing new under the sun at Ali and Clay’s Sunshine Coast home: they bought and transported an unloved old house and rejuvenated it with reclaimed and second-hand materials and vintage finds.

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Family affair

Family affair

This flexible new backyard studio in Melbourne’s inner north has already accommodated singers, artists and musicians, and will continue to support living and learning into the future.

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Fitting the bill

Fitting the bill

In subtropical Rockhampton, this family are enjoying their sustainable, low-maintenance home built on a tight budget.

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On the drawing board: Pathways to carbon zero

On the drawing board: Pathways to carbon zero

The team at Melbourne-based design and build operation Positive Footprints has developed Carbon Zero Homes, a series of energy-efficient houses designed to generate enough electricity to offset the carbon footprint of their creation as well as their operation. Jeremy Spencer and Chi Lu tell the story.

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