"If, like us at Sanctuary, you have long been a devotee of such shows as Grand Designs and Restoration Australia but you're looking for more, you'll find a satisfying variety of content on offer at Shelter. There are plenty of episodes and films that dovetail well with our magazine's sustainable design focus: projects that are great exemplars of small space innovation, eco-friendly design, creative reuse of materials and community living. I've selected just a handful that I'm sure will entertain and inspire.” - Anna Cumming, Editor, Sanctuary Magazine
About Sanctuary Magazine:
Australia’s premier magazine dedicated to sustainable house design. Sanctuary is published four times a year by the not-for-profit organisation Renew, an organisation that inspires enables and advocates for people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Sanctuary aims to bring you fresh inspiration and practical info and advice to help you beautify your home and lighten its environmental footprint.
Ben Callery, a Melbourne-based architect, designed his own environmentally-friendly family home around a simple idea, have it more in touch with nature. He looked to achieve this by using as much natural material as possible which were sustainably sourced, and of course, having vines and plants.
Nightingale 1 is a revolutionary low footprint and sustainable small apartment building, designed by Breathe Architecture to encourage connection and the use of communal spaces. The 50m2 space has a limited palette, using linear joinery to unite the living spaces, but allow for separation through...
This off-grid cabin is an escape from the high stress of busy work life. The brief was to capture that and design a building as a piece of furniture with everything the client needs built-in. The only furniture allowed was a low table and mattress on the sleeping loft. The cabin opens onto an ea...
Cushla and Richard Thurston, utilised the extra space in their backyard to build a 36sqm studio with a unique view over Wellington. Studio 74 is oriented to efficiently collect heat from the sun during winter, with a steeply pitched roof designed to resist the ever changing elements of New Zeala...
South Coast Shipping House
Structurally built around 4 shipping containers this project was always about economy, efficiency and how to do as much as possible on a very limited budget. The client’s conviction from the outset was that good architecture does not need to be expensive, and this project attempts to prove the th...
What happens when an architect designs their own home? Phoenix house is the story of architect Harley Graham coming back to his roots to honour the classic Australian Queenslander. Raised from the ashes of a dilapidated hardwood frame and reconfigured to suit the needs of a modern day family in B...
The Grow Community - Seattle
OBainbridge Island, a 30-minute ferry ride away from Seattle, we set out to discover one of the greenest eco-neighbourhood in the US.
The Grow Community hopes to instil a new vision of habitat that aims to be as modern as ecological. The first houses have been built on a 3-hectares of long aband...
Eco Friendly House - Tijuana
Going against traditional construction modes to build a family house that is economical, functional but most importantly sustainable is a dream for most, but not for all; some have managed to make the dream a reality.
In Tijuana, Mexico, Javier and Marta chose to build their eco-friendly house b...
Living the Change
Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.
Small is Beautiful
Small is Beautiful follows four people as they try to gain independence by building their own tiny house, but their desire to live tiny is more difficult than they imagine.