BUILT FOR THE BUSH GREEN ARCHITECTURE OF RURAL AUSTRALIA
HHT and Afterglow Productions
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Sustainable design is not a new concept. The touring exhibition BUILT FOR THE BUSH explores energy-efficient rural housing from the 19th century to now.
Early settlers built basic, resource-efficient homes from simple necessit. Today's architects are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of creating and maintaining modern housing. To harness and conserve energy, they are no reappraising the low-energy solutions of the 19th-century rural house.
In this documentary from the exhibition, some of Australia'a leading architects and owner-builders discuss the relevance of traditional rural building solutions to today's architecture.
Included on the DVD are extended interviews with a selection of the architects and owner-builders.