Proof positive

Proof positive

Veteran of an owner-built, deep green backyard flat project in Mittagong, NSW, Andy Lemann applied his learning to the main house, retrofitting it for much improved energy 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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Conversation between eras

Conversation between eras

The renovation of this heritage-listed Melbourne cottage perfectly blends the way things were done then and the way we can choose to live now, celebrating history while embracing modern, energy-efficient design and connection to community.

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Talking shop

Talking shop

With determination and creative intervention, this heritage Adelaide shopfront and its poorly conceived 1970s extension were salvaged, restored and transformed into a light-filled, comfortable modern home.

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Novel solution

Novel solution

This modest bungalow in Adelaide has been transformed by a compact loft extension and renovation that introduces natural light and sun for the first time in its history.

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Renovated delight

Renovated delight

This family’s desire for a rich indoor-outdoor lifestyle and love of recycled and reclaimed materials characterise their sustainable renovation in Launceston, Tasmania.

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Urban lifecycle

Urban lifecycle

Sustainably sourced materials meet passive solar design in this custom renovation and extension of a period Melbourne cottage.

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From fibro to fabulous

From fibro to fabulous

Often poor performing and riddled with asbestos, is Australia’s ubiquitous fibro shack worth keeping? These two families on opposite sides of the country said yes, opting for renovations and extensions that vastly improved the liveability of their humble homes.

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Material difference

Material difference

Homeowner Danny Mathews had plenty of ideas and knowledge about low impact materials and how to use them to improve his period cottage, but he sought the guidance of architect Penny Guild to make it happen.

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