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.
The homes in this issue respond to that need in modest ways. They are not simply well- designed houses, they pay great respect to the places they inhabit and disrupt as little of the surrounding vegetation as possible.
Architect Lara Maeseele fell deeply for a bush block on Tasmania’s Bruny Island and welcomed the restraints placed by a conservation overlay, to build a house tting of the precious site.
On North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) in Queensland, three families engaged REFRESH*DESIGN to consider the traditional campground in designing their shared holiday house. They were after simplicity, with an emphasis on communal areas and well removed from luxury trappings.
Bird hides were the inspiration behind a gently curved home on Venus Bay in Victoria. Architect Antony Martin designed the house as a place of observation, whilst limiting its own visibility in the scrub.
At 63-square-metres, a robust and cosy cabin on a buffeted hilltop in New Zealand more than met its brief to architect Claire Natusch to be “somewhere to boil up the billy and escape the rigours of milking for the weekend”.
Finally, tucked into a copse of melaleuca trees, architect Justin Buckwell’s design for a family returning from overseas blends Japanese aesthetics with Australian bush architecture.