What kind of architecture should be championed at a time when climate change and finite resources means we must radically reduce our carbon footprint and find more sustainable ways to live?

Sweetwater House, today shortlisted in two categories at the 2024 Houses Awards, captures an inventive response to low-cost, multi-generational and sustainable living.  Built from locally sourced materials, its highly adaptable floorplan and warm timber palette creates a compelling sense of welcome and calm. Encircled by tree ferns and eucalypts, it’s a case study in living modestly, humbly, and intelligently. What’s not to champion?    

Thanks to Houses Magazine with photography by Tom Blachford.