Sanctuary Issue 14

  • Reborn From Fire
  • Insulation
  • Earth Coupling
  • Green Kitchen Cabinets
  • Secondary Glazing
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • The Test Of Time
  • Pavilion Living
  • On A Shoe String
  • Visionary Villa
  • Japanese Story
  • Dutch Courage
  • Bushfire Resilient Design

Issue Contents:

Reborn From Fire

Rebuilding after the devastating Victorian 2009 bushfires, Chris Clarke created a smaller, greener home – an extraordinary home born from its impassioned history. Callignee, Victoria. Chris Clarke & Sean Hamilton

Dutch Courage

An Amsterdam architect takes the traditional canal house energy-neutral. IJburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Pieter Weijnen/FARO Architects

Japanese Story

A Victorian holiday rental illustrates the age-old idiom that good things come in small packages. Chewton, Victorian. Institute Design

Visionary Villa

In its original state this Adelaide villa was hard to love, but a clever renovation has turned it into a bright and comfortable family home. Parkside, South Australia

On A Shoe String

Minimal floor plan changes, new north windows and a collection of retro doors revive a tired weatherboard in central Victoria – all on a modest budget. Castlemaine, Victoria. Lifehouse Design.

Pavilion Living

This no-frills home in the sunshine coast hinterland makes the most of cooling breezes, sitting high over a dam. Eumundi, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Aspect Architecture

The Test Of Time

Sanctuary revisits a Geelong house built with ESD principles firmly in mind to see how it’s faring after four years.

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Harnessing the warmth of the earth, ground source heat pumps are a popular choice to heat homes in North America and Europe. A handful of homeowners in Australia have also embraced the technology.

Secondary Glazing

Secondary is the second best to double glazing, but it’s cheaper and it can provide good results.

Green Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re removing or updating a kitchen, cabinetry will probably be front of mind. Here we give you an overview of some of the green cabinetry options on the market.

Earth Coupling

Is it better to connect your home to the ground below, or insulate your slab from it? Dick Clarke explores the pros and cons.


Paul Downton takes a look at insulation, how it works and why you need it

Bushfire Resilient Design

Andreas Sederof details his experience of the updated Australian Standards for bushfire resilient design in Victoria with a recent rural new build.