Articles

Inspirational articles from the pages of green magazine

Local Knowledge

A newly-expanded Brisbane home enriches the lives of the family living within it and the neighbourhood in which it stands.

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.

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.

Hide-out

Issue 68

Crump Treehouse is the hang-out spot of our childhood dreams (and our adult ones, too, to be honest).

Vantage Point

Issue 67

A pared-back off-grid home on an exposed Kilmore ridgeline overlooking Mount Piper is a peaceful, sheltering retreat from which to relax and slowly regenerate degraded farmland.

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.

History in the Making

Issue 68

The Oxford Scholar’s Swanston Street site has a proud history: a pub has existed in this very spot since the Victorian gold rush.

Time and Place

Issue 67

Living Edge’s Perth showroom by HASSELL synthesises the brand’s passion for longevity, simplicity and sustainability across three levels and some 1000-square-metres.

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.

Unsung Hero

Issue 67

Seeking to remind us of the time and effort that goes into producing a humble loaf, London-based designers Studio MICAT created an outdoor gym that makes bread, located at a children’s camp in the United States.

Nurturing Nature

Issue 67

The Diggers Club is committed to preserving seeds and the art of growing them for the gardeners of tomorrow.

The Next Chapter

Issue 67

A family’s garden straddles the past, present and future in tender homage to the importance of domestic landscapes in our lives.

Striking a Balance

A selection of bathrooms of different shapes, sizes and styles to capture one's imagination.

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.

Dive In

Issue 67

Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula offers cuisine, produce and sights that cater to any palate.

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.