Time to Change the Discussion Around CBDs
In her seminal book The Death and Life of Great American Cities, city-builder Jane Jacobs noted that “a Central Business District that lives up to its...
Melbourne’s Building Towers Four Times as Dense as Hong Kong’s
Thanks to inadequate regulations directing the development of high-rise buildings, Melbourne is building towers at four times the density of Hong Kong, Tokyo, and New York....
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.
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.
Will the Residents of Tomorrow’s Cities Be Starved of Sunlight?
In many cities around the globe, a skyscraper building boom threatens to diminish the amount of sunlight that reaches street level. Sydney and Melbourne share top...
Is Psychology Overlooked in the Design Process?
The planet is rapidly urbanising, with more than 50 per cent of the world’s population now living in cities. By 2050, that figure will rise to...
Third Sydney Unit Block Evacuated
A third Sydney apartment block is under scrutiny over building and safety issues after it was revealed its residents were evacuated late last year.