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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Wow!! We were so surprised & honoured to WIN an award for our Owl Woods Passive House at the Design Matters National Awards 2020! (Formerly the Building Designer’s Association of Victoria). WINNER: 2020 Design Matters National 25th Annual Building Design Awards – Residential – New House Up to $500K-$1M: Owl Woods Passive House, Talina Edwards,…

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Thanks so much to the Australian Passive House Association for recently asking Talina if she’d write a conference ‘wrap-up’ following the #SPPHC2020 (South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020). This article was originally posted on the APHA website here.   Wow! What a week of inspiring learning at the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020! This…

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Both I (Talina) and my colleague Mia are passionate advocates and ambassadors for Passivhaus* in Australia. In early 2019 we headed across the seas to Wellington, New Zealand for the South Pacific Passive House Conference 2019 #SPPHC2019 for a big dose of inspiration and to geek out on building science with other kindred folk in…

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What lovely news for our architectural practice – it’s been an emotionally-turbulent year, so it’s important to celebrate our small wins! Talina is honoured to be on the official shortlist in two categories in the 2020 Sustainability Awards: Women in Sustainability & Emerging Sustainable Architect/Designer A big Congratulations to all those who made the shortlists…

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We’re excited to be presenting at the virtual South Pacific Passive House Conference 2020 #SPPHC2020 in just a few weeks time! 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…

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