Inspirational articles from the pages of green magazine


Issue 76

A sensitive retrofit by PHOOEY Architects retains the best of a 90s house in Malvern and boosts its thermal and acoustic performance.

Fast Forward

Issue 76

An Art Deco cottage is given a revamp by Mihaly Slocombe that’s equal parts respectful and risk-taking.

Easy Breezy

Issue 76

New Zealand’s Spacecraft Architects has served up an ingenious courtyard house for a family on a windswept site where no single metre is wasted.

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.


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.

Little Guy

Issue 81

Small is a company that specialises in transportable homes.


Issue 81

Little Black Cabin in the Blue Mountains brings SMITH Architects' broad experience and knowledge of architecture into one small and succinct building.


Issue 76

A timber Federation cottage in Tassie is transformed into a highly personalised, ‘feathered’ sanctuary.

Tall Order

Issue 76

In a notable first for this publication, we present a house designed for giraffes.


Issue 75

Family business Rhubarb Rhubarb is an organic grocer (you probably guessed that one!) that has been at the Preston Market for 20 years. When the time came to move spots and expand operations, the owners engaged Brave New Eco to design the fitout.

Tip Top

Issue 74

It makes sense that Melbourne’s Burwood Brickworks, dubbed “the world’s most sustainable shopping centre”, should be crowned with an urban rooftop farm championing farm to table eating.

Sweet As

Issue 76

Melbourne apiarist and architect Nic Dowse’s collective, Honey Fingers spreads the joy of beekeeping.

Tricks and Texture

Issue 75

Landscape architect Tim Nicholas has used design smarts to full effect in this textural, Japanese-inspired garden.

Treasure Hunters

Issue 74

Michael Tink and Erin Malloy’s Melbourne label, Wild to Ware, hand-makes jewellery that can be traced from source to sale.

Come One, Come All

Issue 72

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

May 2021

Issue 79

Karen Sutherland's regular permaculture tips.

March 2021

Issue 78

Karen Sutherland's regular permaculture tips.

January 2021

Issue 77

Karen Sutherland's regular permaculture tips.

Community Spirit

Issue 75

The magnificence of NSW’s Sapphire Coast is comparable only to the fortitude of its people.

Mountains, Moors and Rainforests

The terrain, flora and weather are important factors that make an epic trek, but it is also the guides who add so much to the journey on Tasmania’s iconic Overland Track.

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.