In the last few years there has been an explosion of designers and architects employing both physical sustainable building practices into their work and incorporating the concept of biophilic design. The later is more philosophic and poetic – incorporating a love of nature and the enhancement of health in design practices. Combined, it means more mindfully constructed homes that lie lighter on the earth, and more peaceful, happier occupants. It’s a win win, right? Whilst the art of 100% sustainable building practice is still being refined, the architects below explore the myriad way new construction materials, the wisdom of ancient building practices and the age old tricks of cleverly incorporating daylight, greenery and water features into design are paving the way forward for an innovative future of sustainable home design.