Individual Home at Moreton Island

This archetypal house built on one of Queensland’s beautiful sub-tropical islands promotes the comfortable and relaxed style enjoyed by only its few lucky inhabitants, it also stands as one fine example of Sustainable Houses. Purpose designed and hand constructed it creates a form which is simplistic in approach however sophisticatedly encapsulates the essence of modern living to provide enjoyment of the wonderful lifestyle we often take for granted.

This single level house represents the essence of the traditional Queenslanders and is an integration of beauty, practicality, passive solar design and ventilation, resource efficiency and craftsmanship. It remains close to nature and in harmony with the surrounding environment whilst maximising the views of the surrounding landscape it nestles into. [Read more…]

Growing more sustainable communities

Much has been achieved over the last two decades to improve the environmental performance of buildings and infrastructure, but it is still early days in our understanding of how we can shape more sustainable builders communities within the built environment.

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Sanctuary Magazine issue 12 – Doing your Block

img (10)Doing your block

Jane Canaway

Finally the builders have left, the painting’s done and even the carpets and furniture are in. But as the sun sets on your first day of new home-ownership, there’s an increasingly worrisome blot on your landscape – a so-called ‘garden’ full of nothing but clay and rocks.

Many new home owners find they are not only starting from scratch with no plants – some have been left with no topsoil, either. [Read more…]

Yangan Cash & Carry

img (9)YANGAN CASH AND CARRY

Yangan Cash and Carry (YCC) is a Sustainable commitment which allows the residents of Yangan a place to shop, meet and buy local products. Its sole focus is on the community, encouraging the sale of local produce, offering local delivery to residents and a encouraging sustainability.

Sustainable has injected an enormous amount of capital into the YCC because they believe in the importance of community and providing a meeting venue for the residents to meet, socialise and interact on a daily basis.

Sustainable YCC have been involved in local sponsorship of events including a charity horse ride, which raised much needed funds for the local school at Yangan. Read the full article here.

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The Sunday Mail – Dream Homes 2009 Article

img (8)Family home at The Gap which featured in the The Sunday Mail Dream Homes 2009 feature.

Read about the full transformation of the space which was occupied with an unwanted pool, coverted into a 45,000L water tank complete with beautifully landscaped backyard.

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Sanctuary Magazine – Case Study – Bardon

img (7)The Sustainable home at Bardon featured in an edition of the Sanctuary Magazine. It focuses on how a huge 98% of the original home was reused and recycled.

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QWeekend Samsonvale Article

img (6)Samsonvale designed house and winner of the GreenSmart Energy Efficient House of the Year at the Brisbane HIA CSR Awards.

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Latest publication in The Sunday Mail 13th Feb 2011

img (5)After the floods many of us are questioning how we can stop this destruction happening again? A major flood completely destroys our house and even the landscape it sits on.

Of course, there is little many of us can do to stop Mother Nature in a bad mood! But there are things we can do to prevent complete destruction of the landscape we call home. [Read more…]

Article in The Courier Mail 6th August 2011 – Oxley renovation

img (4)This article featured in The Courier Mail discusses the successful renovation to the Oxley cottage which was greatly affected by the early 2011 Queensland floods.

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Individual Home at The Gap

The heavily vegetated block was previously home to a bush-walking track, which was used as the line for the original cut keeping the cut as minimal as possible on the site. The home has been designed to completely complement its bush setting, reflecting its relaxed and peaceful feel. After journeying up the driveway, the first vision of the home is breathtaking. The feature stonewall sets the ambience for the home – tranquil and working in harmony with its surroundings

Green Architecture

Flooded with natural light and ventilation, there is a large focus on the passive elements of the beautiful site and its form. A pool was created to play a major part in the passive ventilation of the home. Water storage has been incorporated underneath the pool, with separate rainwater tanks under the house for. This means that the residents do not have to rely on water supplies from local council, saving money on rates and allowing the house to utilise resources provided by the natural environment. The home also features a domestic sprinkler system, drawn from the pool, to fight any fires that enter the bush zone.

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