Resilient at heart

Resilient at heart

Designed with a holistic approach to efficiency and liveability, this modest Malua Bay home has seen Emma and Paul’s family through bushfires and pandemic disruptions in comfort. 

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Ticking all boxes

Ticking all boxes

Jenni and Lance’s 8.7-Star Perth home is designed for excellent thermal performance, ageing in place, health, community connection and a love of gardening.

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Wedge of calm

Wedge of calm

Personal setbacks and a seemingly inhospitable location proved no impediment to this architecturally distinctive Passive House in inner Melbourne.

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Cape crusader

Cape crusader

With the first residents well settled in and more high-performing homes under construction, one of Australia’s most ambitious housing developments is setting a precedent for community living. We profile two recently completed homes.

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Strait views

Strait views

Designed to fit the slope of its block, this snug split-level house incorporates ribbon windows to maximise both views and thermal efficiency.

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High water haven

High water haven

Stealing a march on the next Brisbane flood event, the renovation and downstairs fitout of Marion and Daniel’s Queenslander incorporates innovative flood-resilient design features.

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Hemp hemp hooray

Hemp hemp hooray

Building with hempcrete was the central decision for Geoff’s sustainable owner-built house in the Narara Ecovillage on New South Wales’ Central Coast.

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House of comfort

House of comfort

Dylan and Robyn built a small, inexpensive and super-sustainable house in Adelaide using strawbales. Now, they wear t-shirts indoors all year round and get paid by their energy company, rather than paying bills.

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