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.
Our annual bathroom feature once again highlights just how much has changed in regard to design and materials. No longer simply a heavily tiled wet area, our bathrooms are full of expression, with a carefully considered palette of materials and fittings. We look at eight bathrooms that express their intentions with gusto, whether that be through stripped back simplicity or earthy luxury.
The architecture in this issue is also particularly diverse. In inner Sydney, a tiny retreat by panovscott borrows from Japanese thinking – using external scenes to create fluidity between indoors and out. In Melbourne, Taylor Knights Architects focused on quality over quantity in their creative reworking of a 1930s cottage, whilst down on the Peninsula Kerstin Thompson Architects’ modest design for a retired couple and their guests borrows from an original fibro classic. Further afield in Mangawhai a series of buildings designed by Gerrad Hall pay homage to New Zealand’s agricultural history.
The loops and curves of a bustle and train from Victorian era dress were the inspiration for the renovation of a house by Fiona Dunin and garden designed by Jo Ferguson. Additionally Jo looked to the history of the area to create a centrepiece of indigenous grasses and wildflowers.
In Brisbane we are inspired by the work of Nick Steiner, who turned an unused city block into the Mini Farm Project with the aim to produce enough fruit, vegetables, eggs and fish to feed 30000 disadvantaged people.
Finally, we had the great privilege of participating in the wukalina walk where we learnt much about the Aboriginal history of north-east Tasmania and experienced the delicate and highly considered work of Taylor and Hinds Architects’ standing camps.