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We’re Certified Carbon Neutral!

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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Sustainability Awards 2021 Ambassador

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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Passive House Accelerator “Global Happy Hour” – Owl Woods Presentation

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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AIA Awards Shortlist – “Passivhaus in Australia”

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…

Future Thinking Lunch

FUTURE THINKING (live event): Casual Convos with Design Industry Experts

Come join us for a a future-focused lunch experience (a real live event will be a treat!) in beautiful South Gippsland. An event inspired by MELBOURNE-DESIGN WEEK 2021. Based on similar themes,  to come together and imagine together how we do want our futures to be (from the perspective of visionary architects).  Design the world…

Dear Architect Architects Declare Australia Climate Action

#DearArchitect chapter 2: MY (RE)ACTION

#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…

Dear Architect Architects Declare Australia Climate Action

#DearArchitect chapter 1 THE (CO-)MISSION

#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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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 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…

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 of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Globally, buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having…

Australian Architects Declare one year anniversary

Australian Architects Declare – one year anniversary

Architects Declare is a network of architectural practices committed to addressing the climate and biodiversity emergency. The Architects Declare movement was launched in the UK in May 2019. Under the wider banner of ‘Construction Declares’, or ‘Built Environment Declares’ it has now spread to more than 20 different countries, with over 5,000 signatories, and has…

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Australian Bushfires #ourhouseisonfire

“I don’t want your hope. I want you to panic. I want you to act. I want you to behave like our house is on fire. Because it is.” – Greta Thunberg 2019   It is absolutely heartbreaking seeing our country burn at the moment – the scale of the loss and devastation is overwhelmingly…

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WE WON! ArchiTeam Sustainability Medal 2019

We’ve been so focused on our current client’s projects, we almost forgot to officially announce this news! We were honored to be recognised by our peers, by being awarded the 2019 ArchiTeam Sustainability Medal for our ‘Owl Woods Passive House’ project!   ArchiTeam Cooperative’s Annual Awards program showcases the very best in architecture from Australia’s…

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Architects Declare, Architects Act – Melbourne Meeting

  This is my summary, commentary and action plan from the Architects Declare, Architects Act Meeting held in Melbourne on Wed 4th Dec.  My aim is to share this discussion with others in the Architecture community who could not be in attendance, and continue the conversation with a wider audience.   Thanks to our hosts …