"There are some gems in this mix, with still plenty on my "to watch" list. These 10 represent a mixture of themes relating to sustainability, bushfire resistance, building small and building in nature.
I was particularly taken by Do More With Less which looks at the work of some young architects in Latin America, striving to deliver architecture to those who need it most.
Tackling tiny budgets and using readily available, waste and natural materials and engaging the owners in the building process, the resulting homes are full of love and beauty.
Permanent Camping 2 highlights the complexities of building a prefabricated cabin to deliver to a remote location. Exceptional craftsmanship and precision make this a must for any aspiring builder." Tamsin O’Neill, editor, green magazine
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Do More With Less
Do More With Less shows how young Latin American architects are bringing about a change in practice by offering a new understanding of the way the profession interacts with society. Rethinking the use of materials, academia, and the power of community and team work.
Permanent Camping 2
10 Years on architect Rob Brown creates a new iteration of the famous Permanent Camping building. Built with the original master maker and joiner Jeffery Broadfield once again. The building uses no fixings or glue in any of the framing and documents the relationship between, architect, builder an...
Project: Shangri-la Cabin
Location: Coihueco, Chile
Architects: Magdalena Besomi & DRAA
Nestled amongst the trees in the Victorian High Country on a 94-year-old walnut farm, the project is an Architecturally designed renovation on a 100-year-old existing Tobacco Kiln. Using the existing shack’s timber frame while repairing its awkward join to the kiln, a new separation brings in nor...
Travelling along the Pacific North West coastline from LA to Vancouver, the film showcases the pioneers of West Coast Modernist Architecture, and the homes that have become their legacies. Stepping inside the most inspired dwellings on the west coast, we feel how the light and space of a classic ...
Living off the grid in a sustainable, comfortable home is a dream for many, that was certainly the brief that came to Ben Callery Architects. The challenge was to design something that could withstand the elements while embracing all the benefits of off-grid living. It was spectacular getting out...
The Tree House is hidden within a shared bushland valley sited on steep topography in Bayview on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Due to the high level bushfire threat, it is clad in 3mm sheet Corten steel and skirted by suspended galvanised steel grated walkways and decks.
Architects – Matt Elkan, ...
Small Grand Apartment
Located in the elegant heritage Grand Hotel in Melbourne's CBD sits this ground-floor 50sqm studio apartment, which was transformed from a dark and pokey space to a simple, open home with a real sense of grandeur. Jack Chen of Tsai Design wanted to create an apartment that celebrated the history ...
Mansfield Container House
Wanting to enjoy more time in Mount Buller without the hassle of travelling from Melbourne, Robbie Walker, a designer and builder, built a pair of off-grid shipping containers in Mansfield for his family to stay in. With many of the neighbouring farms having shipping containers, Robbie decided to...
The need for a new development model is desperately needed, a model which is sustainable and financially accessible with a focus on townhouses in urban locations. Davison Collaborative is that sustainable development model, with ethical developers Liam Wallis and Katya Crema of HIP V. HYPE teamin...