Architect and academic Tone Wheeler takes listeners on a historical journey through both time and space to explain how Australian designers taught themselves all about sustainable design, more often than not, the hard way.

A fascinating journey into the history of sustainable design in Australia – a country that is challenged both by distance and climate.

Tone Wheeler

Tone Wheeler is an architect, author, educator and consultant with an abiding interest in environmentally sustainable design (esd). in the mid seventies at the university of Sydney he coordinated and assisted in the construction of the “autonomous house”, a working example of a low energy house constructed entirely from recycled materials. upon graduation tone worked for the Australian government in Canberra where he designed a range of low cost social housing that won the r.a.i.a residential design award (c s daley medal) in 1980. for the last twenty five years he has worked in his own practice.

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