green magazine • Documentary, Special Interest, 01-Jan-2020
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 to shoot Elemental House and for me, this project is a case study in not just how to live off the grid, but also what makes Australian minimalism.
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