‘Resale’ Drives Boring Home Design
Back around the 1950s, an era of innovation was unleashed as the design of many new homes in Australia broke away from the restrictions of a...
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...
Innovative Design Bogged Down in Planning
“I’ve just been rejected in all my applications for new houses in this council.”
Australia Must Build Smaller Aged Care Homes
Most Australians prefer to live independently as they age for as long as possible.
Apartments Could Be Death Traps for Elderly in Heatwaves
In the European heat wave of 2003, 14,802 excess fatalities were recorded in France alone as temperatures rose above 37 degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days.
Architects Must be Dynamite on Copyright Protection
In early 2000 and late 2001, Victorian based Barnett Property Group opened two display homes in the Melbourne outer eastern suburbs of Beaconsfield and Rowville respectively...
Construction Must Change to Meet WELL Standard
Over recent years, Australia has improved the environmental quality of new construction in commercial buildings through NABERS ratings and the Green Star standard.
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.
Prefab is the Future for School Building
In 1989, I had my first experience with modular school buildings.
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.
Value Capture Models Maximise Returns for Infrastructure Projects
Federal and State government, as well as the private sector have a unique opportunity to leverage opportunities associated with Australia’s $70 billion infrastructure spend over the...
$15.8b Melbourne Toll Road Design Released
Melbourne's $15.8 billion North East Link will have twin three-lane tunnels stretching more than five kilometres, and 1.2km of lowered roads, according to new detailed plans.
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.
Ryerson Architecture Students Tackle Student Housing Crisis
Ryerson’s Department of Architectural Science (DAS) is hosting this years edition of its annual collaborative exercise, CEx18 DWELL, focused on increasing the housing capacity for students...