Each issue of green (published six times a year) showcases the most interesting and creative sustainable designs from architects and landscapers around Australia and internationally.
In the sample issue #30 you will find projects by some of the most innovative architects from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane plus the story of a renovation on a tire factory in Montreal. We give you the lowdown on efficient heating options and we check out some inspirational garden projects.
When architects are pushed into a corner, they get particularly innovative and in this issue we can see that in spades. In our house articles the challenges include providing for three generations within a small infill site (Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, pg 38), introducing light and a subterranean garden to a 120-square-metre workers cottage (John Ellway Architect, pg 52), utilising a public laneway to expand the horizons of a small block (Aileen Sage Architects, pg 46) and making the most of every centimetre within a 135-square-metre footprint in order to leave lush vegetation on all sides (Patchwork Architecture, pg 60).
But that’s not all: in our feature article (pg 30) we examine the work of five more architects embracing small scale architecture and our profile takes a look at the work of Brad Schwatz, the small spaces man about town (pg 24). Increasing urban density doesn’t mean forgoing a proper garden either. Architect Adam Haddow of SJB didn’t let living four storeys above street level hinder his desire for a naturalistic garden. “I don’t want manicured, I want wild” was his brief to landscape architect Will Dangar (pg 74).