Talking Architecture & Design Podcast (Episode 52) - Koichi Takada talks about sustainable design and how COVID-19 has forever changed how we work ... Listen Now
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    Balcony ideas: 5 inspirational balcony designs

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    McMansion: Good, bad or ugly - What is a McMansion?

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    Travertine tiles: Top 5 travertine stone tiles available in Australia

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    Bauhaus architecture: History & characteristics of Bauhaus design

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    Sydney Architects: Top 10 Architecture Firms in Sydney

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    First home buyer: A guide to buying your first home in Australia

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    Floating house architecture: 5 incredible floating homes

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    How to design your own house: Ideas, costs, tools & apps

    Every self-builder and creator have their individual expectations and ambitions in terms of the final result of their self-build project. The process of designing a home is very demanding and challenging, as it is a crucial stage that is responsible for making your vision a reality.


    Shipping container home prices: Costs, regulations and planning for a container home
    Shipping container home prices: Costs, regulations and planning for a container home

    A container home is a type of modular or prefabricated home that is manufactured off-site in a factory environment. The modular unit is comprised of shipping containers that have been refitted for use as a modular property.


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    Brick house renovation before & after: Top 5 makeovers

    A home exterior makeover is always a savvy investment decision because first impressions count, and if it’s cheap, why not?


    Cheap homes to build: what is the cheapest house to build?
    Cheap homes to build: what is the cheapest house to build?

    A shipping container house or tiny house are technically the cheapest houses to build but can be small if you’re not willing to spend the extra. If you’re looking for something without the quirks, a prefabricated house is the cheapest regular house to build.


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