Sustainable, urban design.

Many factors come into play in order to create sustainable development in urban areas. Those that focus on outcomes that use local, recycled or recyclable materials, are of a smaller scale and consume less energy are what we look for to publish in green magazine. Renovations that stay within the original footprint and reuse materials in creative ways, new builds that use less space within a block, thereby allowing vegetation to offset the hard surfaces and medium density developments that focus on ground-breaking, sustainable urban design is what you will find. We look for inspirational architecture with good  passive design that consumes little energy, houses that consider how to reduce the amount of new material, sourced locally when possible, introduce plants for heat control and consider community.

Making Sense—Collaborative Victorian home in Northcote

Issue 97

A collaboration between designers, builders and their nature-loving clients has opened up a Victorian home in Northcote to the elements, engaging the senses and creating a biodiverse, ever-changing habitat for humans and more-than-humans alike.

Come Again—Carbon Neutral Apartments in Melbourne’s South

Issue 96

Returning to the tricky terrain of rail-side sites, an all-star crew brings its unique approach to carbon neutral apartments in Melbourne's south, offering passersby an intriguing peek under the hood and its residents deeply thought-out amenity.

Teen Spirit—Melbourne Renovation for a Family With Teens

Issue 94

Placement Architects’ ‘soft’ renovation for a family with teens maximises the original footprint and bones of a Melbourne terrace through deft interventions that introduce light, flow and multi-functional spaces for both togetherness and retreat.