Inspirational articles from the pages of green magazine

Helping Hand

Issue 69

The owners of a compact home in Kingsville, Melbourne knew their draftsman’s plan was NQR, and turned to Olaver Architecture for a calm, minimalist, low-energy, indoor-outdoor home.

Take Two

Issue 69

Downie North drew on the principles of traditional Japanese architecture when transforming a small, dark cottage in Sydney for a newly-expanded family.


Issue 69

Recalling working with a challenging, 4.5 metre-wide site as a game of chess, Studio Bright employed design smarts and nifty manoeuvring to win the day.

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.

Heaven Sent

Issue 68

Designed by Casey Brown Architecture, Hart House is a simple and beautiful one-bedroom home in an enviable location.

Ebb and Flow

Issue 67

Edition Office’s Point Lonsdale beach house marries formal volumes with informal patterns of use.

Set Sail

Issue 68

Spinnaker House embraces the coastal Queensland environment and invites occupants to take an active role in its daily function.

Of the Essence

Issue 68

Creating a small, graceful and sustainable home in Victoria’s Hepburn region was a brief that architect Adam Kane just couldn’t refuse.

The Natural Order

Issue 68

A site-sensitive and sophisticated family retreat serves as an off-grid base for bushland restoration.

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.

Changing the Scenery

Issue 69

A bountiful Brisbane garden entices architect Scott Petherick and family to fully embrace an alfresco lifestyle.

Then and Now

Issue 68

Relishing a “dreamy” brief, Bush Projects have done justice (and then some) to the garden of a culturally significant Canberra home renovated by Austin Maynard Architects.

Dream Come True

Issue 68

Kathleen Murphy Landscape Design took a once inhospitable country Victorian backyard and turned it into the place to be for family and friends.

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.

March 2020

Issue 72

Karen Sutherland’s regular permaculture tips.

January 2020

Issue 71

Karen Sutherland’s regular permaculture tips.

November 2019

Issue 70

Karen Sutherland’s regular permaculture tips.

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.

Treasure Island

Issue 66

Historic Norfolk Island is not short on charm, local character or natural beauty.