Green is Australia’s leading publication for highlighting sustainable design projects, featuring local and international houses, gardens and profiles.
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.
Students and professionals will be sure to find inspiration from the spectacular urban, regional and coastal architecture featuring cutting edge environmental ideas.
To compile our annual office feature is a delight, with so many engaging, considered approaches to workplace design emerging in our cities. Thankfully, the place where we spend much of our time is no longer just a space in which to prop ourselves for a day of work. We profile eight offices that are comfortable, adaptable, light, well-ventilated and full of inspiration (pg 30). The work of great mid-century architect Ernest Fooks is scattered around Melbourne and we are happy to present the gentle renovation of one modest example by Preston Lane (pg 38).
Conservation of a different type informed the design of a house by Porebski Architects that sits within a steep-sided gully in bushland in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (pg 60).
Further north in Brisbane’s west, a tower designed by Phorm architecture + design serves to preserve the vernacular of the neighbourhood whilst promoting diversity, all on a six-by-six-metre footprint (pg 46).
Across the Tasman Sea on the north-west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, architect Ben Daly has gently reworked a 1950s railway worker’s cottage into a beautiful, personal and highly crafted home (pg 52).
Flower growing as a competitive industry has turned to unsustainable practices in order to achieve profit, but one grower in regional Victoria has established a consortium to support local, low-impact and sustainably grown flowers (pg 82). Collaboration was key to the creation of a garden surrounding a striking new house on Sydney’s coastline. The use of vegetation has been designed to either soften or enhance the sculptural form of the house whilst also considering spaces for play (pg 74).