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