header nav1

Architecture News

Tuesday May 21, 2019

Loading Icon
Normal is… Traffic, Debt and Empty Houses.
Urban Planning
Wednesday May 15 2019

Normal is… Traffic, Debt and Empty Houses.

“Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to...

Indoor Air Quality – The Science and the Low Hanging Fruit
Green
Wednesday May 8 2019

Indoor Air Quality – The Science and the Low Hanging Fruit

In school, we learnt the role trees and plants have in producing the oxygen we breathe.

Sustainability and the Federal Election
Green
Tuesday May 7 2019

Sustainability and the Federal Election

Earlier last week, at the first leaders’ debate in the run up to the federal election, both contenders for the nation’s top job clashed over their...

Australia Must Have an Embodied Energy Policy
Green
Thursday May 2 2019

Australia Must Have an Embodied Energy Policy

Amid increasing world awareness that impacts of climate change present a clear and present danger to our future generations, the debate about what measures Australia can...

Australia’s New Building Code Comes Into Force
Business
Wednesday May 1 2019

Australia’s New Building Code Comes Into Force

Australia now has a new building code as the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) is now in force.

Who’s Afraid of the Freaky Ghost?
Business
Wednesday April 24 2019

Who’s Afraid of the Freaky Ghost?

It seems that in every building or construction project there are hidden items that end up costing someone on the project more than they had planned.

AIA Calls for National Architecture Policy in Federal Election
Business
Thursday April 18 2019

AIA Calls for National Architecture Policy in Federal Election

A leading industry body has called on the next government to adopt a national policy for architecture, saying that such a policy would help to to...

Green Star Shoots for Carbon Neutral Buildings
Green
Friday April 12 2019

Green Star Shoots for Carbon Neutral Buildings

Buildings that wish to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating for design and construction will need to be carbon neutral after 2021 if an overhaul...

Biophilic Design is Good Design, Everything Else is Worthless
Architecture
Wednesday April 10 2019

Biophilic Design is Good Design, Everything Else is Worthless

There’s been increasing chatter around the concept of biophilic design lately and while it’s great to hear, I wonder if we are all-talk, no action. Think...

Landscaping
Apr 16 2019
Land Clearing is Stressing Koalas: Report

Koala droppings have helped a NSW researcher discover that land clearing is the leading cause of stress for the native marsupial.

1,476 0

Business
Apr 10 2019
Nearly Half of Aussie Professionals Experience Workplace Bullying

Almost one half (45 per cent) of Australian professionals have experienced bullying or harassment at work due to their gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability,...

902 0

Public
Apr 8 2019
Architects Hail Fed Square Protection

The Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter warmly welcomes Heritage Victoria’s decision regarding Federation Square which recognises, values and upholds the significance of this iconic site.

620 0

Public
Apr 8 2019
Heritage Vic rejects Apple Fed Square plan

A bid to partially demolish Melbourne's Federation Square to make way for a controversial Apple flagship store have been rejected by Heritage Victoria.

571 0

Urban Planning
Feb 28 2019
Affordable Housing Close to City Brings Billions in Economic Benefits

NSW could unleash more than $17 billion in economic gains through providing more affordable housing closer to the city, a new report has found.

1,031 0

Business
Feb 14 2019
ACA Gest a New Leader

One of Australia’s leading architecture bodies has appointed its first chief executive officer as it seeks to build its voice within the architecture profession, extend its...

1,163 0

Public
Jan 17 2019
NSW Labor Pushes 'Public Chill-out' Zones

Libraries, council chambers and art galleries across NSW could be used as air-conditioned "chill-out areas" during future heatwaves under a plan by Labor.

1,314 0

Business
Jan 16 2019
Australian Institute of Architects Welcomes New CEO

The Australian Institute of Architects has today announced the appointment of Julia Cambage to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the architecture profession’s peak body.

1,227 0

Residential
Jan 10 2019
Toddler drowns in backyard Sydney pool

A toddler has died after being pulled unconscious from a backyard pool in Sydney's west, while a young boy is in hospital after nearly drowning in...

728 0