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Recent House Profiles

What’s old is new

This renovated house featured in Sanctuary 9 is open on Sustainable House Day.

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Riad Dreaming

Outside and inside blur in this elevated home in the Top End which nods to Marrakesh and Bali for authentic (and low-energy) tropical living.

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Recent Articles

Building with bamboo

Used as a building staple in south-east Asia since ancient times, bamboo is now seen as the ecological choice for everything from floorboards to cleaning products, but just how green is this grass?

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Sustainable House Day preview

Sanctuary previews just some of the houses open as part of Sustainable House Day on September 7 and 14.

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Sustainable paving

There are more outdoor paving options than you might think, and environmental and financial costs can be high. Landscape designer Kate Smalley urges careful consideration for hard-wearing surfaces with timeless appeal.

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Choosing an architect

If you watch the UK television show Grand Designs you will no doubt soon appreciate the incredible value a good architect brings to the design and construction process.

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