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Sustainable-house designers set to inspire

with pic; The Byron shire winner of the community category in the sustainable house expo awards, Kelvin Daly, of Brunswick Heads, with his hand-drawn plans which he's offering to promote freely. Photo Luis Feliu

The Byron shire winner of the community category in the sustainable house expo awards, Kelvin Daly, of Brunswick Heads, with his hand-drawn plans which he’s offering to promote freely. Photo Luis Feliu

Luis Feliu

Entries in the recent Sustainable Small House Design Awards and Expo at Bangalow which drew hundreds of people will be on show for the last time on Wednesday at a special meet-the-designer event.

The inaugural expo and competition, organised by Byron and Lismore councils, was a big hit with 46 designs submitted by professional architects, amateurs and youngsters and much excitement generated about the potential for the local building industry to adopt just some of their ideas.

The designs are on display at the Green Building Centre, 1 Brigantine Street, A&I Estate, Byron Bay until Wednesday, 15 October, for the informal meet-the-designers event from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

The designers will be on hand to explain their ideas and how they could apply them to everyday buildings from granny flats to family dwellings. To book for the event, call Alice Moffett 0427 701653 or 6685 7522.

The designs include solar passive design and cross-ventilated affordable dwellings, modular housing, re-purposed container housing,  printed designs, 3D-rendered CAD visuals and mini models.

The Byron shire winner of the community award, Kelvin Daly, of Brunswick Heads, has generously made his hand-drawn designs of the ‘Hybrid Earthship Hemp Studio’ available for the cost of photocopying (under $4). Copies (six A3 pages) can be obtained from Paul at Print Rescue, Brunswick Heads.

Mr Daly told Echonetdaily he didn’t want to make money from his design but to ‘promote it as widely as possible, an open source, because that’s what it’s all about’.


One response to “Sustainable-house designers set to inspire”

  1. Nigel Dornan says:

    Congratulations Kelvin on your design and your contribution to sustainable housing for the community. So refreshing to see this offered as an open source reference.

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