DESIGN Canberra: Living Rooms - pop up art exhibition meets architecture
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

DESIGN Canberra: Living Rooms - pop up art exhibition meets architecture

"Explore the living rooms of acclaimed Canberra houses in the inner north and inner south, and discover pop-up exhibitions with works on sale by local artists, makers and craft practitioners. Enjoy a progressive exhibition as you take in the beauty of design in our own backyard."

This year the home of Light House Director and Scientist, Jenny Edwards, will be featured in the second weekend of the festival as part of a program profiling female architects, designers and craft practitioners (Jenny's house was designed by Light House lead architect Sarah Lebner... and 'scienced' by herself). The program is still being finalised by DESIGN Canberra but the home and exhibition will most likely be open for 1.5 hours some time between 10am and 4pm.

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DESIGN Canberra: The Least House Necessary workshop
Nov
11
8:30 AM08:30

DESIGN Canberra: The Least House Necessary workshop

The Light House architecture and science team are very excited to be collaborating with inspirational Queensland architects and engagement specialists POD (People Oriented Design) to present POD’s trademarked innovative and educational workshop about sustainable housing design: The Least House Necessary. 

The Nov 11 workshop has been tailored to suit conditions and precedents in the ACT and cool temperature climates and will take place at the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects in Red Hill as part of DESIGN Canberra.

The Least House Necessary (TLHN) design workshop was first developed by POD in 2011 and has been presented to over 500 participants in regional Queensland and Brisbane. It provides a historical perspective on housing design in Australia, including ethnoarchitecture and challenges participants about the principles of sustainable housing design, their daily behaviour patterns and how to better connect with our natural environment.

The workshop is perfect for new home buyers, home owners considering renovations, STEM teachers, architects, engineers, town planners, sustainability and environmental designers and students.

Don't miss out - spaces are limited. Buy your tickets here.

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Sustainable House Day open homes
Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

Sustainable House Day open homes

Sustainable House Day gives people a chance to visit houses that have been designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind, as well as the opportunity to talk to owners and receive loads of great tips and ideas.

This year, Light House director and scientist, Jenny, was going to open her new and exciting, smaller and smarter, 8.2 star home to the public - but she's decided she needs a rest after hosting several very well-attended open homes over the last few months and with DESIGN Canberra coming up!

The good news is there are some other great homes around Canberra that will be open - one of our designs (CasaJarrah in O'Connor) and also the personal project/home of one of the terrific builders we regularly work with - Luke Dickerson of Bespoke Building Services. You can read and see more about Luke's house here.

To find out more about the event and to keep posted on all of the great homes that will be open on the day, register here.

 

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Solar House Day: Lecture & Bus Tour
Jul
26
to Jul 30

Solar House Day: Lecture & Bus Tour

Each year the ACT chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects’ Solar House Day event showcases great sustainable, solar passive design in Canberra.

A public lecture and exhibition on a weeknight (gold coin donation entry) is followed by a weekend bus tour, allowing participants to view the region’s best climate-appropriate dwellings. The theme of this year's lecture & exhibition is Hot Housing

Light House homes/clients have participated in Solar House Day for many years and we intend to continue supporting this great event.

RSVP to the lecture and exhibition here and purchase tickets for the 2017 Solar House Day Bus tour on Sunday 30th July here.

You can read an article about the 2016 Solar House Day lecture and bus tours here.

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SEE-Change Sustainable House Tour of Jenny's new home
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

SEE-Change Sustainable House Tour of Jenny's new home

SEE-Change, ACTSmart and the Australian Institute of Architects collaborate to deliver monthly ‘over-the-back-fence’ tours of sustainable houses, townhouses and apartments around Canberra.

In May, the new 8.2 star, 4 bedroom, 150 square metre home of Light House Director/Scientist Jenny and her partner, David (+ 2 teenage boys + dog), will be open for a squiz! Located on a tricky 405 square metre block in Wright the clever, compact house uses excellent design plus a range of new and old technologies to keep it at comfy temperatures all year round.

For more info, and to register, keep an eye on the SEE-Change events page .

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Pushing The Boundaries
May
6
4:30 PM16:30

Pushing The Boundaries

We're excited to be part of the upcoming television series Pushing The Boundaries!

Pushing The Boundaries (PTB) counts down Australia's top ten most impressive architectural statements in each state for 2016, beginning with ACT. Tune in to see Jenny, as one of the industry expert judges, and Sarah, presenting Claire's House as a selected top ten contender.

The first episode of PTB starts this Saturday at 4:30 pm. So grab a comfy spot on the couch, tune in the Southern Cross, and check us out representing ACT alongside some similarly fantastic local architecture. 

The second episode of PTB airs Saturday the 13th May, at 4:30pm. 

#PTB_ACT

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Design Canberra 'Living Rooms' - Wonga St House, O'Connor
Oct
30
10:00 AM10:00

Design Canberra 'Living Rooms' - Wonga St House, O'Connor

Design Canberra is running a series of design exhibitions in architecturally designed Canberra homes. Our Wonga St. house is one of these open homes, and will be displaying work by five local designers, including Tom Skeehan, Niklavs Rubenis, Myles Chandler (Goodspeed Bicycles), Tom O’Hara, and Chelsea Lemon.

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