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...
Buildings Which Give You a Positive Frame of Mind
When visitors enter the three-storey Library at the Dock building at Melbourne’s Docklands for the first time, many respond to the building’s natural elements such as...
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?
Living Infrastructure Will Benefit Australia’s Ageing Population
Australia's ageing population is about to greatly increase the country's demand for living infrastructure.
The Rise of the Rooftop Garden: Adding Value to Venues
Recent years have seen enormous growth in urban greening as buildings in urban centres have come to life with vertical gardens, trailing plants and rooftop hideaways.
Are Green Building Rating Tools Failing Nature?
There are a range of green building rating tools available in Australia and around the world, from BREEAM in Europe, LEED in the US, and Green...
The Benefits of Biophilia and Greenery in Retail
When it comes to sustainability in the built environment, office buildings are often the testing ground for new design principles and technologies.
Can Nature Guide Our Future Development?
According to entrepreneur and economist Gunter Pauli, author of the groundbreaking report The Blue Economy, 100 innovations inspired by nature will generate 100 million news jobs...