Sanctuary 51 out now: Design for a changing climate

Sanctuary 51 out now: Design for a changing climate

In our 51st issue, we visit houses across Australia designed to be resilient to our changing climate, including flood, fire, storm and heatwave. We also explore collaborative housing and its social, financial and environmental benefits, consider Passive House for schools and look at garden design for bushfire.

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Right as rain

Right as rain

Over several years, this Brisbane couple have renovated their home and ethical clothing studio to be space and resource efficient and able to weather Queensland’s storms.

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Trial by fire

Trial by fire

After a painstaking design process, this modest and energy-efficient modern beach shack survived a devastating bushfire on the New South Wales south coast.

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Ask our experts: Architects Declare Australia

Ask our experts: Architects Declare Australia

The Architects Declare Australia movement, launched last year in response to the growing climate emergency (see Sanctuary 49), now has nearly 900 signatories. One of the commitments is the inclusion of life cycle analysis to measure and reduce the carbon impact of design and construction projects; we asked Clinton Cole of Sydney’s CplusC Architectural Workshop to explain what his practice is doing to contribute to positive change in this area in alignment with their pledge.

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Where there’s smoke: Protecting yourself from air pollution at home

Where there’s smoke: Protecting yourself from air pollution at home

Traditional approaches to good indoor air quality centre around materials that don’t off-gas, indoor plants and an abundant supply of fresh external air – but what if it’s not so fresh? Building scientist Jenny Edwards looks at what you can do when the outside air is hazardous, as was the case in many parts of the country this past summer.

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