Updates

Solahart launches ground-breaking solar water heating technology

4 Feb, 2015

Aussies looking to make the switch to solar water heating to reduce their energy bills can now take advantage of innovative home-grown technology that delivers a new gold-standard in terms of design, strength and durability following the launch of Solahart’s latest solar water heaters which utilise the new envelope range…

The New Joneses 2015

3 Feb, 2015

Meet Wayne. From Feb 9-13, this everyday hero and unlikely-eco warrior, will live like ‘The New Joneses’ in public view at City Square in Australia’s first carbon positive home, when the multi-awarded ‘The New Joneses’ project pops-up again. With lifestyle coaching from Denise Drysdale, (who recently downsized to pursue the…

Artbank

30 Jan, 2015

After thirty years operating out of a warehouse in Rosebery, Artbank engaged Aileen Sage Architects in the design of its new home. The Artbank fitout is inserted into an existing warehouse and office building in Waterloo, adjacent to the Danks Street Gallery Precinct. The heritage façade and entry tower of…

Altair Powerlouvre Windows by Breezway

29 Jan, 2015

Imagine walking into a home that has been programmed to open up your Powerlouvre Windows and cool the house naturally before arriving home from work…. After dinner, relax on the couch and operate your Powerlouvres with a smartphone – it’s a luxury anyone would love to have…. Then head off…

Smart For Students

29 Jan, 2015

Swedish architects Tengbom collaborated with students at the University of Lund to create a solution to lack of student housing. Along with partners AF Bostader and Martinsons, Tengbom built the Smart Student Flat  entirely from locally sourced cross laminated wood and it sneakily fits into 10 square metres. tengbom.se

Glass: art design architecture

27 Jan, 2015

GLASS: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that glass is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. The exhibition will tour 15 venues nationally and is accompanied by a 248 page catalogue. Co-curated by JamFactory’s Brian Parkes (CEO) and Margaret…

Grow It Local hits Melbourne

13 Jan, 2015

The only thing better than growing your own food is eating it and that’s exactly what Grow it Local, a freshly sprouted local project launching this week is all about.   Whether you’re a seasoned expert or just have a few herbs on your windowsill, Grow it Local invites you…

Issue 41

9 Jan, 2015

Issue 41 is our kitchen issue and features our pick of the most efficient, durable, creative and beautiful. We also look at the nifty apartment renovation by New Zealand architect, Ben Daly, Andrew Maynard’s peeled back shed extension, Julie Firkin’s elegant work on a weatherboard and a tiny home slipped into an urban…

Cultural Crèche

5 Jan, 2015

The combination of Maori tradition and environmental ambition has produced an award-winning building and a unique childcare centre for the Maori tribe of Ngãti Hine, in the small town of Kawakawa on New Zealand’s North Island. Te Mirumiru, an early childhood centre for children from birth to five-years-old, has scooped…

The Cape at Cape Paterson

29 Dec, 2014

The Cape brings together modern architecture, clean energy and community spirit in a truly unique development. Located at Cape Paterson on one of Victoria’s most spectacular coastlines, just a stroll away from pristine waters. The vision is to create a benchmark for sustainable living, in a location unlike any other….