The design of modern homes has been around since the beginning of the 20th century, but the Australian style is now undergoing a revival in its own right.
It is not only a response to global warming, but also a response by the public to the changing nature of its environment.
A survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in 2016 found that more than 80 per cent of Australians said they were happy with their current living arrangements.
The majority of people in Australia said they had no plans to move, and about one in three said they would consider doing so if their current place of residence did not suit them.
The ABC spoke to many people in this changing environment about the importance of living square in their own homes.
A lot of the people who had spoken to the ABC wanted to keep living in the same house, even if it was not square.
It was hard to imagine a situation where a square house would be desirable, says Dr Peter Deacon, a lecturer in architecture at the University of Queensland.
But he says it’s not that people are rejecting the square, but they’re not happy about it.
The Australian Institute of Architects, which represents architects, is lobbying for a new standard.
It has proposed a new code for the use of square homes in Australia.
“The most important thing about a square is that it’s an alternative to a flat, conventional house,” Dr Deacon says.
“You can’t just have two houses that are square, so why should they be different?”
For a long time, people had a lot of expectations about square houses, says Peter de la Garza, who is the head of the architectural firm De La Garza.
“People wanted to see square and they wanted to live in a square, they didn’t want to live on a square,” he says.
The result is that the square is increasingly being used for a lot more than a living space.
“I don’t know that we have ever seen anything quite like this,” he adds.
Dr De La Garda is not surprised by the popularity of square houses.
“What we have been seeing in the past couple of decades is a lot and it’s definitely going to grow,” he explains.
There are many reasons why people are choosing to live square in Australia, but he says the biggest factor is a desire to have a different lifestyle from their neighbours.
“We have a society that is quite focused on what is comfortable, and we need to find that balance,” he said.
“When you live in an area where you don’t have that sort of luxury and comfort, you don