Articles

Inspirational articles from the pages of green magazine

Changing Tune

Issue 67

Taking an active approach to passive design, Anderson Architecture uses the terrace-house typology to achieve an eight-star rating.

Treasure Chest

Issue 67

“The brief was for a classic, Italian-inspired café designed like a jewellery box,” explains Ohlo Studio of Willing Coffee, a venue in Guildford, WA.

Time Traveller

Issue 66

Three Piece House nods to the past, present and future; designed for the existing streetscape, contemporary living and sustainability.

Ebb and Flow

Issue 67

Edition Office’s Point Lonsdale beach house marries formal volumes with informal patterns of use.

Coastal Communion

Issue 62

For his own weekend retreat in Wye River, architect Ben Edwards used shipping containers to create a modest building with minimal impact on the land.

Simplicity Itself

Issue 61

'Not a McMansion’ was the brief for this Kerstin Thompson-designed beach house in Somers, which cleverly accommodates a retired couple and their regular guests with a cluster of pergola-linked pods elevated for sea breezes and views.

Odd One Out

Issue 66

A New Zealand architect and his clients were content to play by their own rules when it came to creating a coastal family retreat.

Rich History

Issue 66

Two architects with a shared love of landscape and tactile materials have hand-built an affordable home in Fish Creek almost entirely from timber salvaged from homes destined for demolition.

Just Right

Issue 65

Architects Daniel Raymond and Thomas Martin of rama used shipping containers to overcome the challenges of the brief and constraints of this bushland site.

Suspense

Issue 66

Designed by Richard Stampton Architects, this showroom for Australian fine jeweller Cushla Whiting in Melbourne delves far deeper than a conventional retail experience.

Easy Come, Easy Go

Issue 66

Designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects with Figureground Architecture, Sunda celebrates its temporariness through a delicate, metallic structure tucked between brick neighbours in Melbourne’s Punch Lane.

Leaps and Bounds

Issue 65

A winning combination of foresight, skill and sense stands kitchen manufacturing company Cantilever in good stead.

Beauty & Bounty

Issue 66

Thomas Woltz says he’s not a visionary but his output contradicts him. His landscape architecture firm has helped to transform tens of thousands of acres of degraded agricultural land into rich ecological communities that pulse with life.

Problem Solved

Issue 66

A refreshed traditional terrace house and its inviting new garden flip the script.

Tall Order

Issue 65

One of Melbourne’s highest green roofs crowns an inner-city apartment that captures the suburban garden experience 28 storeys above ground.

A Cut Above

Issue 65

A compilation of knock-out kitchens to pique your interest and excite your imagination.

Working Smarter

Issue 64

You never work a day in your life if you enjoy it – so the saying goes. We’ve rounded up a variety of offices that turn working environments into spaces for creativity, collaboration and cohesion.

Treasure Island

Issue 66

Historic Norfolk Island is not short on charm, local character or natural beauty.

Places They Swam

Issue 65

For their book, Places We Swim, Caroline Clements and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon scoured Australia for the most notable spots to take a dip. Here are their highlights.

Catalyst

Issue 64

Humanity and architecture intersect and intertwine at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.