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.
When considering architectural projects for green it is important that we take stock every now and then to consider the question of affordability. We aim to present an inspiring mix of innovative and beautiful projects that, if not attainable for all, at least offer some clever ideas that can be interpreted in modest ways. Our message ultimately is that of quality and longevity; good design and durable materials are inherently sustainable.
Nowhere is this more important than in the kitchen, where considered design and quality materials are of utmost importance in ensuring a long life. The nine kitchens in our annual feature are sympathetic to the environment in which they sit and are built to last. At the same time they offer some re ection of the character of their owners and the opportunity for a bit of individuality.
The homes within this issue also re ect the importance of good design in meeting the demands of the site and the requests of its owners. A bedsitter transformed from a simple box into a warmer, quieter and more practical space, through geometric paneling. A renovation with rooms opening to a small garden for stargazing. Six shipping containers used as building blocks for a site with a high BAL rating and trees that needed to be retained, and an extension that has enhanced the social connectivity of its owners.
We seek out landscape articles that offer ideas for a range of sites – in this issue one tiny and in the sky, and the other with the ability to transform from a backyard into a fast-running creek. Enjoy.