Articles

Inspirational articles from the pages of green magazine

Homage

Issue 73

Via Porta, Eatery & Deli is more than a restaurant: it’s an homage to the Italian heritage of Studio Esteta co-Director, Sarah Cosentino and her siblings Simon, Jonathan and Ryan.

Future Proof

Issue 73

Anthrosite Architects used Structural Insulated Panels to reduce construction time and costs for this affordable housing development in Newcastle.

Hardworking Beauty

Issue 73

A home by Clare Cousins Architects and garden by Eckersley Garden Architecture uses a sloping site and simple, efficient forms to nestle a family of four into a bushy block near Blackburn’s Gardiner’s Creek.

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.

Between Water and Sky

Issue 74

A robust home refined in form and character is shaped by the Tasmanian landscape in more ways than one.

Second Life

Issue 74

Architect Ben Daly has transformed a New Zealand shearing shed on the family farm into a cosy home by repurposing and recycling pieces of the building’s history.

Science and Emotion

Issue 74

Architect Alex Symes’ abstracted inverted hat form delivers a technically efficient off-grid house that also provides year-round comfort, 360-degree views and a celebration of rainfall in a region that yearns for it.

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.

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.

The Hungry Gardener

Issue 74

Hidden on a quiet leafy street in a quiet leafy suburb by the bay in Melbourne, Fabian Capomolla has carved a very productive garden for his family.

Local Legend

Issue 73

A landscape by Phillip Withers Landscape Design with Yarra Valley Water champions Victoria’s coastline and the importance of water conservation.

Sanctum

‘Atmosphere: A Revival’ is a sauna installation by Sydney-based art and architecture collective, Studio Rain.

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.

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.

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.