Living Infrastructure and Environmental Rating Systems
How can living infrastructure help you achieve environmental ratings like the WELL Building Standard, Living Building Challenge and Green Star?
Life Cycle Assessment for Buildings is Taking off Globally
Life cycle assessment is increasingly being used worldwide to quantify the environmental performance of buildings, set impact reduction targets, and ensure a safe environment for future...
New Report Finds Opportunities in New Homes
Simple energy efficiency improvements in new housing stock can slash energy bills, cut Australia’s emissions by 10.8 million tonnes, and deliver comfortable and resilient homes, finds...
Protecting Brutalist Buildings Can Harm Urban Environments
Heritage bodies seem to have recently discovered a new architectural style that they are focussing on protecting. The raw concrete brutalist buildings of the 1980s are...
Choose Your Colour, Create Your Mood
Upon being hired to work for what was then a growing technology company back in 2001, I noticed that the bright green carpet gave the office...
People in Your City Can Be as Happy as the Danes
Most councils, governments and transportation professionals look to Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Stockholm for inspiration.
Amazon.com Opens Rainforest in Seattle
Amazon.com has opened a rainforest-like office space in Seattle that it hopes will spark new ideas for employees.
Architecture Firms Should Embrace Part-Time Working
“I was gutted.”
Robots to Lead Architecture’s future
It's midwinter and I am watching a bunch of houses get built. Yet I'm in my shirtsleeves, warm and dry, because the construction is happening indoors:...
Victoria Govt Pushes Ahead with Apple Store
A day after plans to scuttle Melbourne's proposed Apple flagship store failed, the government says it is pushing on with the controversial development.
DHA’s Liv Apartments recognised as a One Planet Community
The Liv Apartments development in Freemantle has become WA's third property development to be recognised as a One Planet Community.
Project Architects, Revit Technicians in Good Demand
Project lead architects as well as Revit technicians have emerged as likely areas of demand for architectural staff early in the new year, a new report...
Ikea's Flat-pack Pioneer Dies, 91
Swede Ingvar Kamprad, the billionaire founder of the IKEA retail empire whose cheap, functional furniture is a feature of homes around the world, has died at...
SA: No Comment on SA Plan for Electric Cars
British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta is seeking to buy some of Holden's assets at its shuttered Adelaide factory with a view to building electric cars on the...
Lindt Cafe Siege Memorial to be Unveiled
The families of the two victims of the Lindt Cafe siege will return to Sydney's Martin Place for the unveiling of a floral-themed memorial, on the...
Leading Architects to Design SA's Gallery
A group of world leading architecture firms, including one behind a Smithsonian museum and another who designed the Lego House in Denmark, have been shortlisted for...
Is Regulation Smothering Innovation in Architecture?
By all means the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre represented an example of what can be achieved through true architectural innovation.