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Victoria Premier’s Sustainability Awards – Winners announced!

Victoria Premier’s Sustainability Awards – Winners announced!

I was thrilled that the winners were announced last week for the Victoria Premier’s Sustainability Awards – and local charity, Eureka Mums (with sister organisations St Kilda Mums and Geelong Mums) were awarded both the Community Award and the top gong with the Premier’s Recognition Award! The Premier’s Sustainability Awards have been run by Sustainability Victoria since 2007,  rewarding…

Is your architect a nerd?

Is your architect a nerd?

Is your architect a nerd? Um, yes I am. Are all architects nerds? Err, pretty much. You see, we need to be. Buildings are very complex things, and Architecture is more than just building… so we kind of have to be really, really, into what we do, as there’s a lot to learn! In no particular…

Folio: ‘Holiday’ at Work [Lifestyle Travel ]

Folio: ‘Holiday’ at Work [Lifestyle Travel ]

How can you get that holiday-vibe at work? Here’s what we did at a new workplace for a Travel Agency. When Leonie Spencer of Lifestyle Travel approached me to help out with the design of their new workplace, I immediately wanted to be involved. Leonie already had a great team on board, including a local…

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:…

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.…

5 things to buy an Architect for Christmas…(*hint hint*)

5 things to buy an Architect for Christmas…(*hint hint*)

Ok, so following on from my previous post about the five best architecture gifts for kids, I thought that you may also be interested in five best architecture-related gifts for adults (not just for architects!) although yes, these are all on my wish list! 1. Lego Architecture  So you know that Lego isn’t just for…

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…

Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

I attended an enlightening event last week, which for me was a great follow-up to the Big-Hearted Business conference I attended earlier this year. “Transform” was industry-specific for me, about Women and Architecture. It was very empowering to be in the company of so many amazing women in my profession. The day was organized by…

When I grow up, I want to be…

When I grow up, I want to be…

For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be an Architect. All the signs were there from early childhood. In my preschool years I loved stacking wooden blocks, and this turned into a big love of Lego! I’d ask for Lego house sets for every birthday/Christmas and loved building them to the plans…