Archive for November, 2015

Bioregional and the 5×4 Project

Posted on: November 17th, 2015 by Barley Store

Recently our friends at Bioregional wrote a piece as a case study on the 5×4 building, as it is the first time that their One Planet Living principles have been applied to a singular residential building.
To read the article and see more about the great work coming out of Bioregional, click below.


Finally, some photos!

Posted on: November 17th, 2015 by Barley Store

It’s been a long time coming, but finally we have some photos to release. The 5×4 Project building scrubs up very nicely, lighting up in the foreground in a city-scape at night, and absorbing plenty of solar rays during the day.

The Fifth Estate

Posted on: November 11th, 2015 by Barley Store

Willow Aliento, from The Fifth Estate, has written a follow-up case study on the 5×4 Project, providing a conclusion to the initial write-up by Cameron Jewell back in May 2013.

The Fifth Estate is one of Australia’s leading online newspapers in the sustainable built environment, providing free online journalism to all.
Please have a read, and check out the initial case study (the link’s in the article) as a reminder of the Project’s conception more than 2 years ago!


Airing the Grand Designs episode

Posted on: November 7th, 2015 by Barley Store

With the Grand Designs episode due to air, we invited all the Project Partners to come and celebrate the completed 5×4 Project construction.
For many it was the first time they had seen the building in its completed form, and the 5×4 Building certainly put on a show! The episode was played on the front fa├žade of the building, while people stood and took in the building showcasing its own construction.

Special thanks to Enphase Energy, Melbourne Cranes, Just Stairs and Paahammer Windows for their donations, The Little Mushroom Co. for their tasty mushroom/halloumi burgers, Temple Brewery for their beverage contribution, and Dan Murphy’s for their advice and service.

Living room/Kitchen Transformations

Posted on: November 6th, 2015 by Barley Store

With the confined space, the Kitchen had to be able to transform into a Living room, and vice versa.
The TV unit pops up in front of the window – meaning that it can be a bench by day and TV stand by night.
The couch/kitchen table was designed by Ralph Alphonso and built in collaboration with 2nd Chance Tables, using recycled timber to construct the beautiful tabletop.
The table sits as the backrest for the couch, and pivots on a pin into a comfortable sofa. The stools transition between table chairs and footrest, and it is upholstered by Martel Upholstery with the fabric from Woven Image.