Sydney’s housing is rated less affordable than global metropolises New York and London in a report that paints a dire picture for the city’s middle-income earners :: Read the full article »»»»
One of noted modernist architect, and one-time Bauhaus director Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s groundbreaking projects ‘Farnsworth House‘ designed to snuggly fit into its environment is once again under threat from mother nature.
The one room glass-house – designed and executed 19 45-51 – was concieved as a weekender, planted on 24 ha (60 acres) on hte Fox River 90 km (55 miles ) southwest of Chicago.
The property – it inspire Philip Johnson’s Glass House – has been in battle with mother nature since the mid-2000s, and though Mies designed the house on stilts to avoid flood damage, the nearby Fox River has been lapping at the doors of this stunning property :: Read the full article »»»»
Is this the best looking fence ever!? I think so, tucked away in the narrow side streets of St Kilda – Melbourne – this gem of a fence would look right at home on a beach, the whited out workers cottage will have to do though :: Read the full article »»»»
Which room is the most important in your home? For me it’s the kitchen, I love to cook, love to have everything, including friends and family, close at hand. Clearly I enjoy a sociable lifestyle, for this reason, my kitchen is not only large and open, it’s also the center – literally – of my home.
The most important step in any project is turning your needs into a great design, we’re not just talking requirements and good looks. What makes you happy, how can a design fulfill your contentment?
Almost more than any other room, a kitchen needs to be well thought out, it requires practicality, must be aesthetically pleasing and should add real value to not only your life, but the value of your home :: Read the full article »»»»
A team from the University of Wollongong UOW and TAFE Illawarra Institute have won a coveted international competition to design a zero-emissions solar home, the teams entry – a retro-fitted Aussie fibro shack – beat-off 24 other entrants to place first in the solar, engineering and architecture categories, with a team from China coming in a sound second.
It’s the first time an Australian team has entered the Solar Decathlon – held in Datong, China since 2002 – the 51-strong team built the Flame House to inspire the Australian community, housing and building industries to embrace sustainable retrofitting technologies.
The retrofitted fibro cottage was also designed to appeal to older builders nearing retirement. The team aimed at building a sustainable home that would sit comfortably in it’s suburban environment :: Read the full article »»»»