Sanctuary Issue 25

Issue Contents:

Cottage character

A north-facing extension to an Adelaide cottage provides flexible and energy efficient family living spaces without compromising the character of the original home.

Earthy modern living

A Melbourne hempcrete and rammed earth home takes bold steps in environmentally sustainable family living.

Creative economy

Extensions to this Queensland home create a family hub that hasn’t sacrificed on style or spatial quality, is durable and easy to maintain.

Bush bound

Salvaged and recycled timbers are front and centre in this renovated northern beaches Sydney home.

Rural studio

An artist’s workspace is designed for the graceful fields of Norfolk, England.

Resilient design

While households have rallied to reduce their carbon footprint, how can we make our homes resilient to the effects of climate change?

Small spaces, tiny homes

Opting to live in smaller living spaces can save resources and money and with clever design, small spaces can be extraordinarily liveable.

Eco retreat meets design reality

Rob Norman from design firm Symbiosphere unpacks the design challenges faced by a couple planning to build an eco retreat in Queensland’s Gold Coast hinterland. In the process, he crafts a design for their proposed treehouse cabins.

Outward reflections

A liquidambar tree to the east, a tulip tree to the west and a grapevine to the north; sustainable architect and landscape designer set out to weave the outdoors into this home’s design from the word go.

Urban buzz

Beth Askham finds out why urban spaces are great places to be busy keeping bees.

Building in bushfire zones

For those building (or considering building) in a bushfire-prone area, managing environmental and regulatory issues can be a challenge. Here, sustainable design experts from around Australia provide some advice on the issues homeowners need to keep in mind.

Universal design – assisting accessibility

Good universal design for anyone with a mobility issue is invisible, writes Mary Ann Jackson. And the net of people it can help is much broader than the able/disabled distinction initially suggests.


Building with hemp