Built for the Bush - The Green Architecture of Rural AustraliaBy
Feb. 15, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rouse Hill House and Farm, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
Built for the Bush - The Green Architecture of Rural Australia
“the low-energy solutions of the 19th century rural house are being reappraised”
For Australia’s rural settlers the creation of simple, energy efficient homes was a matter of situational necessity with their limited access to materials, skills and resources.
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 four-year touring schedule and is now based at Rouse Hill House & Farm in the Visitors' Centre.
Open during Visitor Centre hours.
Rouse Hill House and Farm