Tips on building to last
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Andrea Blackmore
Tips on building to last

If you haven’t come across the Australian Sanctuary magazine, it’s worth a read.

This article reviews a Sanctuary article by Australian architect Ande Bunbury about designing houses to last.

She says it takes sustainable design (orientation, aspect, location), flexibility, simplicity, durability and attention to embodied energy.

“In the end, longevity is not just about whether the materials last, but rather a combination of appropriate design, durability, maintainability, embodied energy and reusability. To make wise decisions you need to consider all these factors.”

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