Articles

Inspirational articles from the pages of green magazine

Welcome Home

Issue 65

Clients decompressing from high-pressure jobs through new careers, Buddhist meditation and joyful socialising called in Austin Maynard Architects for a small extension with a massive impact on their moods, rituals and beloved garden.

Perennial

Issue 64

Set amidst a pocket of residential bushland, Woollahra House by Porebski Architects complements its natural and heritage surroundings with an earthy material palette and leafy outlook.

Antidote

Issue 64

A home Brisbane’s West End is a model for urban densification achieved by a virtuous and aspirational meeting of the minds.

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.

Ulterior Utopia

Issue 60

A garden-loving client relocating permanently to Sorrento sought help from her landscape designer sister Fiona Brockhoff and architect Clare Cousins to create a private, secure, flexible beach house whose clever arrangement of pavilions, courtyards and gardens offers strong connections to the coastal environment.

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.

Evolutionary

Issue 64

Architect Ben Daly spared no time, effort or thought when it came to carefully restoring a New Zealand railway cottage.

Hideaway

Issue 63

Bruny Island Cabin was created to satisfy the client’s yearning for retreat and renewal; a space where she could relish life’s simple pleasures: reading, playing music and stargazing.

Leaps and Bounds

Issue 65

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

Organic

Issue 65

Designed by Amber Road for Edition Coffee Roasters in Sydney, this café packs an astounding amount of Japanese-inspired panache into its 110-square-metres.

Unlocked Potential

Issue 63

The resounding glory of the Williams Burton Leopardi Studio belies its humble beginnings as a derelict, 300-square-metre space in the 100-year-old State Heritage-listed Darling Building in Adelaide.

In Conversation

Issue 64

The garden of this striking Sydney project says as much about the home’s architecture as it does the story of the family living within it.

Room to Bloom

Issue 64

Sure, we’ve all heard of a tree change, but what about a ‘flower’ change? Sandy McKinley’s move to a Trentham flower farm has lead to a tight-knit community of local growers in pursuit of sustainability.

Perched Paradise

Issue 63

Architect Adam Haddow’s Sydney apartment proves that when it comes to gardens, height is no obstacle.

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.

Above and Beyond

Issue 62

Prefabrication (also affectionately referred to as prefab) continues to advance technologically, ever-reducing manufacturing and construction time and so lending itself to a broadening range of uses and settings. We’ve rounded up six of the best projects that prove just how versatile and sustainable prefab can be.

Catalyst

Issue 64

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

Shine On

Issue 63

Byron Bay has long shed its dreadlocked hippie image, but sustainability remains a priority in a lively green precinct on the outskirts of town.

Virtuous Circle

Issue 62

Daylesford, Kyneton and Trentham serve up the charm and splendour of country Victoria in spades.