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Recent House Profiles

Tallowwood Treehouse

Small and smart: this home at the Currumbin ecovillage showcases best practice ESD

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Colour me house

The renovated inner Melbourne home of cartoonist Judy Horacek and writer and academic Francesca Rendle-Short is a celebration of colour and light and the three Rs: reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Recent Articles

Get your sun shades on: external blinds and shading

In most climates, appropriate sun shading is as important to successful passive solar design as orientation and window placement. Anna Cumming looks at how to keep the sun out when it’s not wanted.

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The generous verge garden

Planting veggies and herbs on the verge is a productive way to garden.

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Design for heatwaves

We need to think differently when designing or adapting a home to better cope with the multiple adverse impacts of climate change. Dick Clarke and Chris Reardon look at smarter ways to prepare for heatwaves.

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A cool roof this summer

The colour, shape and structure of our roofs all impact on internal house temperatures. As our summers are tipped to become longer and hotter, how can our roofs best
meet this challenge and keep us cool?

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