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Materiality

Extraction, refinement, production, transport and assembly of building materials consume energy and produce greenhouse gases. Building operations, maintenance and demolition are also major energy consumers.

The Macquarie University Incubator wins Green Good Design 2018 award

Macquarie University Incubator
Careful detailing reduces material waste and leads to future disassembly rather than demolition.

We select materials that are reusable or recyclable with low embodied energy and no unhealthy by-products. We source renewable timber products that sequester carbon. Local materials are preferred, as are less highly processed and more durable materials.

The Gipson Commons
Our environmental choices are often reflected in the restrained material palette, simple geometries and clean lines of our projects.