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.
In this issue #60 (Mar/Apr) we feature a renovation of an existing apartment which presented a challenge for architects Silvester Fuller. Designed in the 1960s by Seidler and Associates, and deserving of respect, it was a gentle reworking of the space that was required. Most notable was the swapping of the bathroom and kitchen, re ecting how much has changed in the way we live.
Meanwhile, on a different scale and in a coastal landscape, simplicity is at the heart of a home designed by Clare Cousins working with landscape designer Fiona Brockhoff. Here creating a connection with the environment was top of the list. Through a series of pavilions, courtyards and gardens this has been wholeheartedly achieved.
On the garden front and well and truly pushing the point, Mt Alvernia College in Brisbane has gone beyond the token school veggie patch and built a productive garden at the heart of the school and its teaching practice. Lat27, who received an AILA Award for the project, were guided by a visionary school principal, whose observations on teenage anxiety prompted the decision. Why have grass when you can have a productive, and learning, environment that is restorative and calm? 10/10.