parramatta makeover

Parramatta Makeover Options Revealed

Areas on Parramatta Road's fringe will be evolved into creative centres and transport hubs and 50,000 homes will be built as part of a plan to give the tired CBD-west link a facelift.



Have Green Building Standards Grown too Cumbersome?

Thanks partly to LEED and Energy Star requirements, green building in the US continues...

Published on 11 November 2014
Urban Planning
green embrella

Under a Green Umbrella

It’s no secret that the searingly hot summers of recent years have affected the...

Published on 17 November 2014
Urban Planning
Vulkan Beehive Entry

Can Urban Architecture Save Bees?

A growing architectural focus on housing bees in urban areas is demonstrating just how...

Published on 19 November 2014

Is Passive House Appropriate for Australia?

Though common in Northern Europe, the Passive House standard is still uncommon in Australia.

Published on 11 November 2014

Industry Briefs


Mouzhan Majidi to join Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects is strengthening its executive team with the appointment of Mouzhan Majidi....

Published on 21 November 2014

Positive Outlook for Architecture Billings

Headed by the continued strength in the multi-family residential market and the emerging growth...

Published on 21 November 2014

Sydney’s Bays Precinct to Get Facelift

A cast of world-renowned urban planners and builders are gathering in Sydney to brainstorm...

Published on 18 November 2014

New Melbourne Laneways Coming

Melbourne's popular laneway maze is expanding, with hopes new alleys will maintain and enhance...

Published on 10 November 2014