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.
Love thy neighbour’ has unintentionally become the theme in this issue. On Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), architect Paul Butterworth considered not just the environmental impact of his design but the broader social impacts, a ‘giving back’ sentiment provided via a view from the street straight through the house to the water. Shamus Mulcahy of Bence Mulcahy was equally as respectful in the design of his own home, keeping within the original footprint and not overshadowing his neighbour. In Sydney, panovscott strategically placed windows for views and privacy for both the clients and their neighbours. Meanwhile in Cottesloe, a desire to interact with the street in uenced both the architecture and landscaping of a house designed by Philip Stejskal. Of course, when it comes to living in harmony with your neighbours, there is no greater test than living within the close proximity of an apartment block. We think the examples in our multi-res feature demonstrate just how well this can be achieved.