The Dark Impacts of ‘Light Pollution’
You can't see the beautiful way when you're burning so bright, sung The Whitlams, and when it comes to our planet, they could be right.
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...
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...
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’?
Sydney Stadiums Rebuilt with $2b Price Tag
Sydney's Olympic stadium will be rebuilt a year after the smaller Allianz Stadium gets the same treatment, with the combined works to reportedly cost $2 billion.
The ‘Other’ Opera House Architect
The Sydney Opera House was built by two architects, not one, says an historian who is determined to get recognition for the lesser-known Australian architect.
Lighting Up the City
While climate change abatement has generally focused on renewable energy, studies suggest that an often over-looked solution is energy efficiency. Illumination sustainability is a new strategic...
Australian Built Environment Failing People with Disability
“We want to contribute to Australian society but we usually find that we can’t access the workplace, can’t access public venues, can’t have a holiday because...
Pocket Parks: Rich Experiences, Small Spaces
A seemingly insignificant void or underused space in our urban landscape can provide enormous opportunity for the creation of positive community impact.
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.
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.
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.
Library Design for the Digital Age
In days gone by, much of the role and function of public libraries throughout Australia involved reading and borrowing hard copy books.
MIT-style University Set for Sydney's West
A Sydney version of famed US technology university the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is bound for the multi-billion dollar city being built alongside the new...
NT:Designs Wanted for Desert Bike Adventure
The Northern Territory government has invited tenders to design and build a $12 million bicycle trail and luxury camps along the new path in Central Australia.
Heritage Cloud Over Vic Federation Square
Melbourne's Federation Square is not a "heritage asset", according to Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, but the site will still be considered for a protection listing.
New Adelaide Hospital to Cost $1.8bn
A confidential analysis shows Adelaide's new Women's and Children's Hospital will cost up to $1.8 billion and be restricted to seven storeys at the site of...
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.