Articles

Inspirational articles from the pages of green magazine

Deft Touch

Issue 72

In defiance of a building report recommending demolition, a Brunswick artist and her partner challenged Zen Architects to retain as much as possible of their Victorian weatherboard while creating an impeccably sustainable home/studio animated by glorious landscaping and locally-handcrafted detailing.

Handcrafted

It started with a humble set of Flea chairs. And it ended with an epic penthouse refurbishment atop Fender Katsalidis’ iconic Hero building, in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Sustainable Machine

Issue 72

Architect Clinton Cole integrated landscape, food and energy into the architecture of his family home to create a machine for sustaining life.

Common Good

Issue 72

Sitting in a prominent coastal location, this house is not only comfortable and sustainable for the family but has been welcomed by neighbours and residents.

Mindfulness

Issue 70

A family home in northern NSW is deliberately stripped back to engender connection with people and place.

Sun, Sand and Shelter

Issue 69

That most ingrained fixture of patrolled Australian beaches – the stalwart lifesaver’s tower – has been elevated into an architectural feature in its own right by MRTN Architects.

Into the Lake

Issue 72

Hydrowood's is a story of experimentation and innovation, set against a backdrop of misty forests on Tasmania’s wild and remote West Coast.

Artful Industry

Issue 71

Conceived in a deal struck between client and designer, this family cabin north of Auckland honours life’s simple pleasures.

Box of Tricks

Issue 70

Much has been written and said about Daylesford Longhouse. It’s all fascinating. But that’s not the half of it.

All Roads Lead to …

Issue 69

When designing Pentolina – an Italian restaurant in Melbourne – Biasol looked to Rome for inspiration and combined references to the city’s famous ruins and quintessential Italian pasta bars with the fabric of the existing, century-old building.

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.

Conversation Starter

Issue 72

Conversation, communication, connection and context: four concepts that run through a recent chat with Hannah Moloney, who runs Good Life Permaculture with her partner, Anton Vikstrom.

Diurnal Delights

Issue 72

A period home in Brisbane brings out the very best of its locale: capitalising on its inner-city position with curated natural landscapes.

Appetite for Life

An inventive urban gardening community in Portugal is creating self-watering garden beds that arrive flat-packed by post.

Come One, Come All

Issue 72

Multi-res projects across the country that set the standard for society and sustainability.

Focus

Issue 70

Workspace design, done well.

July 2020

Issue 74

Karen Sutherland’s regular permaculture tips.

March 2020

Issue 72

Karen Sutherland’s regular permaculture tips.

Interest Peaked

Issue 69

The Southern Grampians offer a dynamic landscape for hiking and the iconic Royal Mail Hotel at the foot of the range is a welcoming gourmet destination.

Lasting Impression

Issue 68

Designed by Melbourne’s Hearth Studio and lovingly adorned with pieces from artists, designers and makers; Slow Beam luxury accommodation champions Hobart’s bounty.

Dive In

Issue 67

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