Videos

Rakumba celebrates 50th anniversary

7 Apr, 2018

This week, Rakumba celebrates its 50th anniversary of making beautiful decorative lighting, with the release of a video highlighting the heritage, craftsmanship and care dedicated to creating each light in their collection. 50 years ago, Lyndsay Betts had the vision, ambition and drive to beat the odds – Lyndsay was…

The UnSchool of Disruptive Design

15 Mar, 2018

UnSchool Origin Story from UnSchool of Disruptive Design on Vimeo. Back in issue 59 we spent time with Dr Leyla Acaroglu on a farm in Central Portugal where she shared her vision for a knowledge lab called the UnSchool. At the heart of this program is the three-pillar Disruptive Design…

CBD laneways get green makeover

28 Feb, 2018

Four CBD laneways have undergone a green makeover as part of the $1.8 million Green Your Laneway pilot program. The pilot laneways include Coromandel Place, Guildford Lane, Meyers Place and Katherine Place, which have been transformed using a mixture of planter boxes, vertical gardens, climbing plants, trees and street art….

Solar with smarts – case study

19 May, 2017

A 3.4 kW solar panel system with Enphase microinverters and two 1.2 kWh batteries is installed to meet the daily electricity needs of a family of four. The Envoy control system provides monitoring of electricity generation, storage and consumption to enable maximised efficiency. An electric vehicle is being trialled with…

Design Our Ryde winner

15 Aug, 2016

The international architectural competition for the Ryde Civic Hub Precinct, has been won by the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, China, with a striking, multi-functional destination design concept. The winner was announced by the Jury chair, Peter Poulet, after an eight month search which saw 175 architectural firms from 47…

Life Off Grid

14 Jan, 2016

'Life Off Grid' trailer from Jonathan Taggart on Vimeo. Could You Handle It? Off-grid is not a state of mind. It is not about being out of touch, living in a remote place, or turning off your mobile phone. Off-grid simply means living without a connection to the electric and…

Designer Notes with Anthony Chan

26 Oct, 2015

Anthony Chan of Chan Architecture shares a project on AWS’s Designer Notes series.Thornbury Artist’s Studio is an artist’s studio in the backyard of an existing house. The brief was to create a beautifully detailed, creative space for painting and sculpturing that would encourage and inspire creativity.  

Kennedy Nolan’s Warehouse conversion

21 Sep, 2015

Carlton Warehouse Carlton warehouse designed by Kennedy Nolan Architects is a unique, private house built on a site bound by the walls of a former industrial building with a garden on two sides in inner city Carlton. From the outside, it gives a sense of creativity, the unknown and wonder….

green magazine presents designbook

15 Jul, 2015

green magazine’s designbook includes over 150 projects from the pages of green magazine and an extensive listing of supplier products and services for visitors to search, collate and share.