$20 Million Dollar RMIT Smart Skin Facade Needs Replacement Already
The much-touted "smart skin facade" of RMIT University's "design and sustainability beacon" is up for replacement already, following potentially hazardous problems with tumbling glass parts.
Five Materials Changing the Face of Buildings
From aesthetics to environmental performance the reasons for exploring new building facade materials are many.
Shape Shifting Façades Could Dramatically Cut Energy Use
A Princeton civil and environmental engineering student has a vision for an environmentally sustainable building which takes adaptive architecture to the next level through the development...
Fines Handed Down for Illegal Heritage Building Demolition
A property developer has been fined $200,000 over the illegal demolition of a heritage building in Sydney’s inner west.
Façades in the Age of Free Trade and Intra National Co-operation
When the British retreated gracefully from Hong Kong in the mid 1990s, they commissioned the building of Chek Lap Kok Airport, one of the largest infrastructure...
Logistics the Biggest Challenge in Specifying Glass Facades
Logistics and the ability to ensure you are going to reliably receive exactly what you have ordered is one of the critical factors in terms of...
Overcrowding Concerns at Melbourne Tower
The first photos from within a fire-damaged Melbourne tower covered in combustible cladding have been revealed as authorities raise issues of overcrowding inside the apartments.