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Create your very own miniature village!

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Create a miniature leaf village that explores ideas, structure, planning and infrastructure! Classroom teacher, Melissa Gleisner from Camp Hill Primary School developed this project and her children identified it as one of the most enjoyable activities. Download the worksheet and make a start on your very own miniature leaf...

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Building a 3D Construction out of recycled materials!

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Here’s a great project transforming ideas on paper into the construction of a 3D Eco-Cubby out of recycled materials in your home, community centre or school! At Olive Phillips Kindergarten, the classroom was designed that a ‘making’ area would be available any day at any time. This mini ‘atelier’...

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Creating a 3D Eco-Cubby out of wool!

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Learn from Olive Phillips Kindergarten’s experience of creating their own Eco-Cubbies out of wool! At Olive Phillips Kindergarten, the classroom was designed that a ‘making’ area would be available any day at any time. This mini ‘atelier’ was to support children’s creativity, relationships with materials, developmental skills and innovative...

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Eco-Cubby Design Forum & Book Launch!

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We are excited to be part of the Sustainable Living Festival 2016 where we will launch the Eco-Cubby book! Eco-Cubby Design Forum & Book Launch Sustainable Living Festival Saturday 13 February 12:00PM – 1:00PM The Big Shed, Birrarung Marr The launch will be followed by a panel discussion about sustainable design...

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Berwick Fields Primary School Eco-Cubby IS GO!

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We are excited to announce that the cubby team at Berwick Fields Primary School have successfully secured $100,000 from the newly elected Labour government to build their cubby! This is fantastic news and we congratulate their hard work and persistence. BENT Architecture worked with the children to develop their...

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Lessons from the past: Alphington Primary School

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In our “Lessons from the past” series, we bring you stories from past Eco-Cubby projects.  The updates below were from Alphington Primary School who explored the Eco-Cubby project throughout 2009 & 2010. Here are some snapshots from their Eco-Cubby experiences. Update 1 – May 2009   Alphington Primary’s Year 5...

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Explore textures, shapes and structure with frottage!

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Eco-Cubby isn’t just about building! It’s also about exploring the range of materials available for construction, and understanding the landscape and mapping. We’ve created a project that’s all about exploring textures, shapes and structure of the materials around us. Frottage is a technique to obtain an impression of the surface...

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Eco-Cubby at the Ballarat Show

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We were thrilled to have been a part of this year’s Ballarat Show! A joint project of Regional Arts Victoria and the City of Ballarat, Eco-Cubby was a feature of a pavilion dedicated to young people and families, and what an amazing Eco-Cubby Project was created! Here are some...

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Eco-Cubby wins 2013 ARCHITEAM award

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CONGRATULATIONS to Statkus Architecture for winning the 2013 Architeam community award (Joint winner with Searle x Waldron) for the sensational Eco-Cubby at Swinburne Prahran Community Children’s Centre Co-op. Architect Ben Statkus, worked with the children at SPCCCC in 2011 to develop the Eco-Cubby design and the structure was built in...

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Camp Hill Primary School shares their Eco-Cubby experience!

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Camp Hill Primary School developed an inspiring Eco-Cubby project in 2012, and have been generous enough to share their story. Camp Hill Primary School students have the use of a space called the ‘cubby corner’. The cubby corner is an ‘L’ shaped area of land in a back corner...

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A cubby is built @ Swinburne Prahran Community Children's Centre Co-Op

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HIP HIP HOORAY for Swinburne Prahran Community Children’s Centre Co-Op  and their Architect Ben Statkus  for the hard work and dedication needed to see their 2011 project through the build. The children’s model has been realised true to form and “…their ideas have left a permenant structure for future...

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Mallacoota students explain their Eco-Cubby models

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In 2012 Mallacoota P-12 students participated in the Eco-Cubby project with with Architect Sunny Wilder and Landscape Architect Cathy Pirrie. In this video, the students discuss the ideas behind their individual cubby models and show sophisticated design thinking and a deep understanding of their environment and materials.

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Mallacoota P-12 Eco-Cubby video

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Check out the awesome video made by children from Mallacoota P-12 College to document their project. https://www.youtube.com/embed/2l2wOlWtvZQ

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