Talina Edwards Architecture

Talina Edwards Architecture: elemental design are an award-winning small practice located in Ballarat and providing architectural services across Victoria.

Talina and her dedicated and passionate team embrace the scientific, rational and practical side of architecture and construction, as well as the more creative and intuitive approach to design. The practice employs a holistic and collaborative approach which ensures the best outcome for our clients in the designs of their projects.

When seeking an architect, Talina advises it is essential that you find an experienced professional that you feel comfortable with, who really listens to you, and that shares your values. The right architect will really get to understand who you are and how you live, and not only what you want for your future home, but also why you want it. A successful project starts with a trusting and collaborative client/architect relationship.


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2020 – end of year reflection

These images were our most popular posts on instagram this year and have become our end of year reflection.... 1....
Ballarat Business Podcast

Ballarat Business podcast: Award-winning architect for modern living

  Do you remember early in 2020 before we went into lockdown #01? I can hardly remember either - it...

WINNER! Sustainability Awards 2020

I was thrilled to recently announced as a finalist in two categories at the national Sustainability Awards 2020 Emerging Sustainable...
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WINNER! BDAA National Design Excellence Award 2020

We were absolutely thrilled for Owl Woods Passive House to win not once, but twice at the BDAA 2020 Awards!...

WINNER! Design Matters National Awards 2020

Wow!! We were so surprised & honoured to WIN an award for our Owl Woods Passive House at the Design...
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#SPPHC2020 Passivhaus Conference Wrap Up!

Thanks so much to the Australian Passive House Association for recently asking Talina if she'd write a conference 'wrap-up' following...
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Passivhaus in Australia – Book Launch #expectmore

Both I (Talina) and my colleague Mia are passionate advocates and ambassadors for Passivhaus* in Australia. In early 2019 we...
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Sustainability Awards 2020 – we’re shortlisted!

What lovely news for our architectural practice - it’s been an emotionally-turbulent year, so it’s important to celebrate our small...
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Conference Presentation: Owl Woods Wisdom

We're excited to be presenting at the virtual South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020 #SPPHC2020 in just a few weeks...
Australian Architects Declare Strategic planning Statement

Australian Architects Declare – Strategic Planning Statement

Prepared by Talina Edwards in collaboration with the Australian Architects Declare National Steering Committee Feb 2020   The twin crises...

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Elemental Design

What is 'elemental design'? We believe this is the holistic approach to architecture that results in the best outcome for your project. The benefits of combining our building-science expertise with our intuitive approach results in soul-enriching homes that not only feel special to be in, but are also comfortable, healthy, resilient and energy-efficient.

Certified Passivhaus Design

We believe in delivering the healthiest, highest-performing and lowest-energy buildings in the world, with proven performance thanks to rigorous building-science and the international passivhaus standard. Talina and Mia are both Certified Passivhaus Designers.

Biophilic Design

What is biophilic design? We all have deep desire to be connected to nature, and this experience can bring us joy and improved wellbeing. Our projects are designed to with this in mind - aiming to engage all of our senses, with consideration of all the elements, which leads to a more enriching experience of the architecture.

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