Contributor: Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth Campbell is a Melbourne-based architect. Prior to living in Melbourne, she worked, studied and lived in New Zealand. She is a keen runner, likes to document her surroundings though photography and drawing and likes to question how we can improve our built environment.

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City Gardens: A Hidden Oasis

North Melbourne's City Gardens apartment complex is a haven of communal living, complete with kindergarten, vegetable patches, clothing bins and rooftop hives. Elizabeth Campbell spoke to some of the residents of the Peter McIntyre-designed buildings to learn how collective living works – and see more of the unique spaces they call home.

Nature as Building Material: WORKac

Edible schoolyards, indoor gardens, urban farms, and above all, a gentle sense of playfulness: New York-based WORKac reimagines buildings at the intersection of the urban, the rural and the natural. Elizabeth Campbell speaks with co-founder Dan Wood about architecture in which plants are just one of the building materials, and nature blends into infrastructure.