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Small sustainable buildings on show at Bangalow Expo

SUSTAINABILITY: Director of the Green Building Centre and Byron bay, Deb Preston surrounded by some of the entries in the building design competition.
SUSTAINABILITY: Director of the Green Building Centre and Byron bay, Deb Preston surrounded by some of the entries in the building design competition. Christian Morrow

SMALL, smart and sustainable will be the buzz words at the Small House Design Awards & Expo in Bangalow at the A&I Hall from 1pm to 4pm this Saturday.

With 46 designs submitted for the inaugural competition, Deb Preston, director of the Green Building Centre in Byron Bay, was excited by the potential flow-on benefits for the local building industry.

"I knew that green building was an up-and-coming industry but I was blown away by how many architects were just waiting to showcase their work," she said.

Byron Shire Council's sustainability officer Kim Mallee said the expo would be a wonderful opportunity to learn and be inspired.

"The designers will be on hand to explain the creative inputs and how they could apply to everyday buildings, from granny flat to family dwellings," Ms Mallee said.

"People will see professional designs from a range of local architects and community members featuring universal modular housing, re-purposed container housing, solar passive design and cross-ventilated affordable dwellings. There will be printed designs, 3D rendered CAD visuals, mini models, as well as creative entries from our aspiring young people.

Admission is free.

For info go to: http://www.sevenonsibley. com/shd2014/.

Topics:  architecture, bangalow, byron, lismore


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