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5×4 Partnering with ASKO Appliances

Posted on: July 17th, 2014 by Barley Store


5×4 Hayes Lane Project & ASKO Appliances partner on the project to prove high quality can mean low energy!

The motivation for the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project is to construct a dwelling utilizing a small footprint of land. The space is to be liveable, functional and aesthetically grounded in a contemporary design. The engineering and materials in this project should be celebrated and on show. Living sustainably should not mean compromising on quality and The 5×4 Project aims to challenge such existing perceptions and encourage us all to embrace greener living.
Bringing together various specialists in their respective fields to contribute to the success of achieving these goals, 5×4 reaches out to ASKO, partnering to explore their high quality technology that employs lower levels of consumable energy.

 Click below to read the full article and discover more of ASKO’s innovate technologies:


ASKO project 5x4 page


Ecolibrium Article: A window into the 5×4 Project

Posted on: March 1st, 2014 by Barley Store

A hidden back alley in East Melbourne will be home to an intriguing initiative. This project is named after the physical
constraints imposed by the site: a plot measuring 5m by 4m. Nestled between existing buildings, a prefabricated residential dwelling to house two people will rise three stories from the plot.

The design approach minimises the building’s life-cycle energy demand through innovative systems, materials and construction techniques

It will be an example of how to build and live in a small space. It’s an approach that is familiar in urban populations with high densities, such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, and interestingly, Warsaw, where architect Jakub Szczesny claims to have built the world’s narrowest house, which is 122cm at its widest point.

Such an approach will inevitably be embraced in big cities throughout Australia. The space between buildings will become increasingly more valuable as a growing and aging population competes for land, housing and desirable inner-city living

Click on the link below to read the full feature article

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“An inside look at living in one of the world’s most sustainable cities-
Melbourne Australia”

Posted on: November 4th, 2013 by Sabrina Barley Store Productions

Ari Phillips featured the project in the article “An inside look at living in one of the most sustainble cities- Mebourne Australia” origionally published on ClimateProgress.
The article has picked up and republished by CLeanTechnica,
CleanTechReport and RenewEconomy.

Click on the images below to open the full websites.

TheFifthEstate introduces the 5×4 Hayes Lane building project

Posted on: May 28th, 2013 by Sabrina Barley Store Productions

The project has been featured in an article by Cameron Jewell of TheFifthEstate magazine. The article introduce the building and the project manager Ralph Alphonso and especially refers to the featured best-practice passive design and advanced engineering techniques, which includes the areas:

  • Water
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Passive Design
  • CLick on the image below to read the full article.

    Support from BZE

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Barley Store

    Beyond Zero Emission featured us in their blog today.
    BZE is assisting the 5×4 team with the specification of these electrical appliances and the zero fossil gas/ 100% renewable electricity project. The dwelling will be powered by a combination of rooftop solar photovoltaic and 100% renewable Green Power.
    Click on the image below to view the full post!

    First Official Newsletter Out Now

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Barley Store

    We’ve officially launched the website and newsletter today! Don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list for exciting updates about the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project.
    Click on the image below to preview Newsletter #1

    5×4 Hayes Lane Project featured in ACF blog

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Barley Store

    The Project has been featured in an article by Sarah Day of ACF. Click on the image below to read the full article!


    Featured in City of Melbourne ‘Sustainability Stories’

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Barley Store

    The 5×4 Hayes Lane Project has just been featured as part of The City of Melbourne’s ‘Sustainability Stories’.

    Click the image below to view the full feature!

    Project’s ESD Engineer, profiled by Architecture & Design.

    Posted on: August 30th, 2012 by Barley Store


    Tai Hollingsbee, Principal Engineer at GHD was profiled by Architecture & Design and was proud to talk about his involvement with the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project.
    Tai, is the engineer on the Project.






    The ball is rolling

    Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by Barley Store

    The project is already getting exposure internationally…





    And, was presented by One Planet Living to the United Nations at the Earth Summit 2012 in Rio, Brazil.


    What a great way to get the ball rolling.