Gold Coast Skyscraper Reaches for the Stars
Residential towers in the Gold Coast continue to reach new heights as a development application for one of Australia’s tallest buildings is submitted.
How Can Australia Build Great Skyscrapers?
When the City of Sydney released its 20-year growth strategy in July, the centrepiece of the plan revolved around the creation of ‘clusters’ where massive office...
Skyscrapers Not Australia’s Answer to Housing Challenge
As the number of mega apartment complexes being built and under consideration throughout capital cities in Australia grows, a leading architect has warned that skyscrapers are...
Could Skyscrapers Soon Be Held Together with Glue ?
Composite materials and adhesives could revolutionise construction and lead to entire towers being glued together, according to American architect Greg Lynn.
Timber Buildings Rise to Record Heights
Engineered timber products are enabling buildings made from wood to rise to unprecedented heights in the 21st century.
Iconic Melbourne Trouser Towers Draw Online Support
An online campaign has accused Victoria's planning regime of being "totalitarian" following the rejection of the latest design proposal for 447 Collins St. in Melbourne.
Building Height: Should We Use Storeys or Metres?
In the current debate about apartment design standards, the issue of how to determine height is one that has yet to be be fully canvassed.
Fibre Reinforced Concrete Boosts Earthquake Resilience
Engineers from the American Midwest have developed a new form of fibre-reinforced concrete that promises to enhance the seismic resistance of high-rises relatively easily and inexpensively.