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...
Go Green for Healthy, Rich Cities: study
Green infrastructure - from more cycle lanes to cleaner air - not only helps the environment but also boosts jobs, health and productivity, according to research.
Avoiding Pitfalls in Client Briefs and Specifications
In any project, the client brief sets the foundation of the client/architect relationship, whilst specifications detail how buildings are constructed.
Cities Go Wild with Child-friendly Design
In a part of Barcelona best known as a concrete transport hub, just a stone's throw from the bustling Sants railway station, a square has been...
Does Design Have to Change for the Office of the Future?
In the 1999 comedy "Office Space," the soulless arrangement of individual cubicles along with his employer’s staid and dreary culture ensured that Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston)...
Smart Street Furniture Will Revolutionise the Public Realm
Do you want to know if your city’s park benches or furniture are being used as a social space or for ‘rough sleeping’?
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.
"Big Australia’’ Programs Lacked Planning Perspective
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how to retrofit homes to be more energy efficient, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting electricity bills significantly.
Re-imaging Campbelltown a good response to the City Deal
The release of the Re-imagining Campbelltown proposal by Campbelltown City Council is an excellent response to the Western Sydney City Deal.