Inspirational articles from the pages of green magazine

Step by Step

Issue 66

Based in Japan, atelier Luke is bringing an Australian approach to the renovation of post-war row houses, while preserving their traditional character and structure.

Talking Point

Issue 65

Chance encounters and interactions on the rear laneway have become an invaluable part of Dave and Skye Palethorpe’s enjoyment of their house.


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Architects Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen have breathed new life into a Tasmanian one-room apartment that is incredibly detailed and full of little surprises.

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.

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.


Issue 64

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


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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.

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.


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A suburban Brisbane home and garden takes full advantage of its natural assets and gives back to the environment.

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.

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.

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.


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.