Acoustic Design Considerations for Healthcare Facilities
“The care in day surgery was excellent however there is a lot of noise from the clinics which are positioned right beside day surgery where patients...
Sydney Planning: The Best or Nothing
Karl Benz once remarked that he built a great motor car with the axiom “Das Beste Oder Nichts” meaning “the best or nothing,” and it is...
Architecture Firms Must Look After Employee Mental Health
“I was waiting for an email response from the guy..."
Landscaping Trends Reshaping Our Urban Environment
Can you imagine fancy living in 38 acres of forest?
Housing Design and Behaviour Multiply the Benefits of Energy Efficiency
Energy efficient design is often assumed to be a matter of ‘build it and they will come’, but this approach isn’t enough to get us to...
Communication, Creativity Key in Touting the Logic of Sustainability
We are in the infancy of a low carbon and sustainable economy.
Architects Can Drive Value Through Human Engineering
Architects and engineers may be short-changing themselves and allowing others to underestimate their work by not focusing on human engineering. By all means, the architectural...
Bringing Nature’s Power into Australian Cities
Back in the 1960s, the Cheonggyecheon (Cheonggye stream) which winds through downtown Seoul (South Korea) stood as an example of city planning going terribly wrong.
Key Lessons Needed to Drive Green Building Movements Forward
Since the inception of the first green building council in 1993 (the United States Green Building Council), the push toward sustainable practices in construction has gathered...
Victorian Rort 'Architect' Defends Scheme
A man labelled the architect of Victorian Labor's $388,000 rorts-for-votes scheme has defended the operation, saying he thought it was fine because parliament kept paying the...
Underwater Graveyard Plan for Gold Coast
Sleeping with the fishes may not be as sinister as it sounds if a Gold Coast plan for an underwater graveyard gets the green light.
Share Bike Company 'Pulls Out' of Melbourne
The distinctive yellow rental bicycles will disappear from Melbourne's streets as the Singapore-based oBike company shuts up shop.
PVC Recycling in Hospital Leads by Example
The Vinyl Council of Australia has confirmed that its expanding PVC Recycling in Hospitals program remains unaffected by changes in international waste management policies, including China’s...
New Landmark Skyline Mooted for Applecross
A superblock in one of Perth’s most prestigious riverside suburbs, Applecross is on the market following an unprecedented consolidation of twelve land holdings.
Melbourne's Iconic Flinders Street Station Glorious Restoration
It's been dirty work scraping more than 10 tonnes of pigeon poo from the dome of one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings.
SA:RAH Trauma Rooms Designed Too Small
Resuscitation and trauma rooms at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital are not fit for purpose, creating risk for patients, the incoming South Australian government says.
VIC:Zero Net Carbon Homes to Rise in Melbourne
A call has gone out for environmentally-aware builders wanting to join a low-carbon revolution on Melbourne's outskirts.
Future Transport Strategy Supports More Housing Density
The release of the Future Transport Strategy 2056 by Transport for NSW supports more housing density.