After a highly successful touring program, where it was viewed by almost 80,000 visitors throughout NSW, Built for the bush: green architecture of rural Australia is now available to venues across the country.
Built for the Bush
the green architecture of rural Australia
Today, architects recognize the conservation of energy as a global imperative and are increasingly aware of the environmental impact of the creation and maintenance of modern housing.
In this new light the low-energy solutions of the 19th century rural house are being reappraised: the environmental suitability of traditional building materials has been recognised; water is again being treated like a precious commodity and passive shade, ventilation and heating strategies are once more being utilized to condition the air.
Built for the Bush has returned from a New South Wales touring schedule and is now based at Rouse Hill House & Farm in the Visitors' Centre. It will be available for tour across Australia from early 2016.
An exhibition from the NSW State Cultural Institutions
the low-energy solutions of the 19th century rural house are being reappraised