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Your Home Designed Globally, Created and Aligned Locally

Your Home Designed Globally, Created and Aligned Locally

I often get asked to explain what I do – even when I say I’m an architect, or that I run my own architectural practice, I still get blank looks, or people want me to explain more. I’ve met some very inspiring women entrepreneurs over the past few years, and many of them have great business advice –…

It’s all about comfort! (2016 South Pacific Passive House Conference Melbourne #SPPHC2016)

It’s all about comfort! (2016 South Pacific Passive House Conference Melbourne #SPPHC2016)

I recently wrote this review for the ArchiTeam newsletter ‘Datum’ – the original article appeared here and if you’re wondering ‘What is Passive House?’, you can read more about this in my previous post.   It’s all about comfort! (2016 South Pacific Passive House Conference Melbourne #SPPHC2016)     Comfort, you say? Not too hot, not…

So what is ‘Passive House’?

So what is ‘Passive House’?

If you are at all interested in sustainable building, it is highly likely you have heard of ‘Passive House’. Passive House (also known as Passivhaus where it originated in Germany) is an international method or technical standard of designing and construction a building to achieve a very high level of energy-efficiency, with little or no heating…

Creative Cubby Project – Ballarat Show 2014

Creative Cubby Project – Ballarat Show 2014

You probably know by now that I’m not “just an architect” (nor just a mother), but that I also love sharing my passion with others about sustainable design, often by writing and speaking about it, and being involved with the local community. I’ve been involved with a fabulous project with a great team that brings…

WHAT Is A Sustainable House? Ballarat Green Drinks Presentation

WHAT Is A Sustainable House? Ballarat Green Drinks Presentation

  Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, specialising in sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. We like to help answer your questions about environmental design. We recently began a series of posts covering the WHY, WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN and HOW of sustainable design. You can read about the “WHY” here and the…

Green building resource guide

Green building resource guide

Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, with a passion for sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. We like to help answer your questions, so if you have a query  please let us know! We’ve recently added a “Resources” page to our website, as we often find that we’re recommending links or websites to people for…

Talina Edwards Architecture: elemental design philosophy

Talina Edwards Architecture: elemental design philosophy

Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, with a passion for sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. We like to help answer your questions, and this post hopes to answer some questions we are often asked: “So what sort of architecture do you do?” and”What sort of ‘sustainable’ design do you do?”  For out latest blog post,…

WHO should do sustainable design?

WHO should do sustainable design?

Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, specialising in sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes. We like to help answer your questions, and this post is one in our series of informative articles about environmental design. We’ve already covered WHY do sustainable design, and will be covering what, where, when, and how…This week’s questions is:…

‘Sustainability Day’ at Design Build Expo 2014 Melbourne

‘Sustainability Day’ at Design Build Expo 2014 Melbourne

At Talina Edwards Architecture, we’re committed to keeping up to date with the latest news and developments in sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes, specifically relevant to our local climate here in Ballarat (where our studio is located and much of our work), but also surrounding areas including Melbourne where many of our past and…

Happy 1st Birthday to our blog!

Happy 1st Birthday to our blog!

Talina Edwards Architecture is a Ballarat-based studio, specialising in sustainable design, green buildings and healthy homes.  Hey, Guess What?! It’s our birthday! Yes, its been one year whole since this blog began! So to celebrate, I thought I’d share a few stats, and a recap of the posts…you never know, you might’ve missed out on something…

Starting out on your green home journey? Ballarat’s ‘Smart Living and Building Expo’ (& we) can help!

Starting out on your green home journey? Ballarat’s ‘Smart Living and Building Expo’ (& we) can help!

Are you just starting out on your green home journey? Do you want a sustainably designed home but are not sure where to go, who to ask, or even how to find them in the first place? If so, you are not alone. The building process can be very daunting, especially at the very beginning.…

Design is not a dirty word!

Design is not a dirty word!

I think that outside of the design-community, sometimes the word “design“ has a bad reputation. Put ‘designer’ (or ‘customised’) in front of anything – clothes, -cars, -homes, etc… and the immediate associations can be expensive, elitist, egotistical, expensive, unrealistic, impractical, ahem….wanky, luxury, and oh, did I mention expensive?! I admit that in some cases, this…

The future is ‘green’ for big roofs

The future is ‘green’ for big roofs

I attended the seventh Ballarat Green Drinks last night at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar. Green Drinks events are held all over the world, and are a fantastic community event where like-minded folk can get together, have a drink, hear informative and inspiring speakers from varying disciplines with regards to the environment. It’s become one of…

Five ways to acknowledge World Environment Day

Five ways to acknowledge World Environment Day

Today is United Nation’s World Environment Day! I was inspired by a blog post over at the local tree-planting/carbon-offsetting business at Fifteen Trees about ways to celebrate/take action on  World Environment Day! It got me thinking about the top 5 ways I would be ‘celebrating’ today, and was worthy of a mid-week post! 1. I Will Appreciate…