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.
Welcome to our “small” issue, where we have sought out homes that demonstrate how we can have everything we need in a house contained to a site far removed from the traditional quarter-acre block.
Our cover house demonstrates perfectly how the constraints of a small site can result in a beautifully crafted, highly useable home. Smart, rigorous planning and carefully considered detailing no doubt contributed to the house’s winning of a 2017 Victorian Architecture Award for Small Project Architecture. As our population grows and our cities and suburbs require greater housing density it is encouraging to see so many architects embracing liveability on a much smaller scale.
Adaptability of spaces is key and the clever work of architects featured in The Art Of Space article have championed this idea.
On a reduced footprint our homes needn’t neglect outdoor spaces and inside you can see how one landscape architect has treated the outdoor space as another room, carefully considering light, flow and maximum useability. Running in conjunction with this issue, green magazine, in collaboration with MINI and the City of Melbourne have invited a group of architects to design and build a 1:20 scale model of a home for a family of four on a six-by-ten- metre footprint. The site will house models for five days in October. Read more about MINI LIVING – INVERT at greenmagazine.com.au
In our next issue you will be able to see how each architect tackled the constraints of a very small site. Food for thought.