Designing for Bushfire: Rural Architecture in 2020

Designing for Bushfire: Rural Architecture in 2020

Our first day back at the office for 2020 wasn’t normal. Though, nothing about the heat, smoke and fire of this Australian summer has been normal. With catastrophic bushfire impacting nearby towns of Bundanoon, Penrose, Wingello, Bargo, Balmoral and Kangaroo Valley,...
2016 Award Winners

2016 Award Winners

We’ve had a great start to our 2016 creative year with four new prizes awarded to our studio. Houzz.com.au, the world’s largest online community about architecture, interior design, and home improvement awarded Architecture Republic with two of it’s...
Sustainable, Low Energy Houses

Sustainable, Low Energy Houses

You don’t need a super-fantastic-amazing funny-looking low energy house to cut down your home energy use if you know what you’re looking for. Not every house in suburbia is a low energy house. You have probably noticed it yourself. Some homes are just naturally bright...
Earthships in Australia – Would you build one?

Earthships in Australia – Would you build one?

An ‘earthship‘ is a type of house that exists on the delicious, lunatic-fringe end of the green building world. Earthships in Australia are quite rare; the original prototypes built by Michael Reynolds are in New Mexico, USA. They are heavy stone-clad tyre structures...