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What Makes A Home Australian? A Guide To Australian Architecture and Innovation

August 2, 2016

Australia has had a vibrant architectural history, one which has seen the rise of iconic structures such as the Sydney Opera House and the new Parliament House.

Australia is a large country, however, and the architecture has developed differently from one region to the next to account for weather and other conditions. Perhaps the most distinctive design can be found in the “Queenslander” – a building that is raised off the ground by being set on stilts, with the area underneath the floor providing ventilation against the hot Queensland weather, and the raising of the floor protecting the building from termites and other pests.

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