In Mid 2019 we joined the Australian Architects Declare movement, as it was launched. As a show of our commitment to the future we signed the declaration and in early 2020 Talina also joined the Australian Architects Declare national steering committee. Over 1000 other Australian Architectural practices have now signed! A cornerstone to this commitment…

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Talina is very proud to be given the recognition of the role of being an Official Ambassador for the Sustainability Awards 2021. She was the recipient of the 2020 Sustainability Award for Emerging Architect, and was honoured to be amongst such inspiring people (and projects!) who are leading the way in Australia. The 2021 Sustainability Awards…

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Come drink in some low carbon building design knowledge and inspiration at the Global Passive House Happy Hours, held every week. This is physically-distanced social connection at its finest!   We love the work that the Passive House Accelerator do to transform our industry towards healthier, more comfortable, climate-responsive and responsible buildings. Talina was recently…

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GAZELLA INTERVIEW TALINA EDWARDS / DIRECTOR & PASSIVHAUS DESIGNER /TALINA EDWARDS ARCHITECTURE / A SLOW EMERGING STORY / INTERVIEW / MAY 2, 2021   I’ve loved reading stories on the GAZELLA blog – celebrating women leaders in the construction industry. So I was honoured when the team reached out to me late last year for…

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The Australian Passive House Association (APHA) are proud to announce that our publication, “Passivhaus in Australia” has been shortlisted for an Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Victoria Architecture Awards 2021 (Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media)! “Passivhaus in Australia” aims to accelerate the uptake of the Certified Passivhaus standard in Australia as a…

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We’re excited to be presenting a replay of our presentation from the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020 #SPPHC2020! The annual conference is hosted by the Australian Passive House Association #APHA and the Passive House Institute of New Zealand #PHINZ . “Owl Woods Wisdom” is a Case Study of one of Australia’s first architect-design (&…

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In this episode of the Passive House Podcast, Talina joins cohost Matthew-Cutler Welsh to discuss her journey as an architect and Passive House pioneer in Australia. This conversation takes us through Talina’s education at Melbourne University, her early connections to sustainability, the launching of her own architecture practice, and the maturation of that practice into…

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Passive House is gathering momentum down under. Late last year Sanctuary’s editor Anna Cumming chatted with two expert practitioners (Talina Edwards and Sven Maxa) about the benefits of the building standard and whether it’s poised for a great leap forward in 2021. The question was posed; “Is 2021 the year of the Passivhaus?” No prizes…

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#DearArchitect is an open-letter from Talina Edwards to the architecture/built-environment profession, in response to the #ArchitectsDeclare movement. What started as a call-to-action, ended up being more of a mini-manifesto. Written during the intense summer bushfire season of 2020, one year later the message is the same (if not more) important than ever before… chapter 1…

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#DearArchitect is an open-letter from Talina Edwards to the architecture/built-environment profession, in response to the #ArchitectsDeclare movement. What started as a call-to-action, ended up being more of a mini-manifesto, so is now presented as four easily digestible chapters. chapter 1 THE (CO-)MISSION chapter 2 MY (RE)ACTION chapter 3 TECHNICAL+TRANSFORMATIONAL chapter 4 IT’S YOUR CALL(ING) (or read…

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#DearArchitect is an open-letter from Talina Edwards to the architecture/built-environment profession, in response to the #ArchitectsDeclare movement. What started as a call-to-action, ended up being more of a mini-manifesto, so is now presented as four easily digestible chapters. Written during the intense summer bushfire season of 2020, one year later the message is the same…

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#DearArchitect is an open-letter from Talina Edwards to the architecture/built-environment profession, in response to the #ArchitectsDeclare movement. What started as a call-to-action, ended up being more of a mini-manifesto, so is now presented as four easily digestible chapters. Written during the intense summer bushfire season of 2020, one year later the message is the same…

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These images were our most popular posts on instagram this year and have become our end of year reflection…. 1. I’ve been reflecting about this most challenging, but also most rewarding year ever (both personally & professionally). I’m so very grateful for all the incredible people in my life – BIG THANKS to all my…

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I was thrilled to recently announced as a finalist in two categories at the national Sustainability Awards 2020 Emerging Sustainable Architect/Designer Women in Sustainability I was very grateful to WIN what we like to call the “rising star” award (a.k.a. the Emerging Sustainable Architect/Designer!) The other finalists all do inspiring work, so I was surprised…

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We were absolutely thrilled for Owl Woods Passive House to win not once, but twice at the BDAA 2020 Awards! This was completely unexpected, as entering awards is still new to us, so it was a big surprise to win not only our category, but also take out the BIG prize of the night, winning…

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