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‘Severely Unaffordable!’ Sydney’s Housing Nightmare Laid-bare in New Survey

Posted: January 26th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Australian Home Prices, Renovate or Die | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Severely Unaffordable!’ Sydney’s Housing Nightmare Laid-bare in New Survey

Sydney's Housing Nightmare Laid-bare in New Survey

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 »»»»


Nature Rejects House Designed to Coexist With …Nature

Posted: May 27th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Renovate or Die | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Nature Rejects House Designed to Coexist With …Nature

Farnsworth House

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 »»»»


All Fenced In

Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Renovate or Die | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on All Fenced In

Is this the BEST looking fence ever?
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 »»»»


A Well Designed Kitchen

Posted: November 20th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Kitchen, Renovate or Die | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

A Well Designed Kitchen

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 »»»»


Aussie Team Wins 2013 International Solar Decathlon

Posted: August 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: GREEN, INSULATION, Renovate or Die, Renovation News, STANDOUT, Technology | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Aussie Team Wins 2013 International Solar Decathlon

Aussie Team Wins International Solar Declathon

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 »»»»