Housing

Presenting the flood-resistant house

As climate change impacts worsen, how we build homes will need to change to protect against hotter temperatures, higher sea levels, and increased storm severity, fire and flood risk.

How to avoid an energy-sucking, defective apartment

In a market where defects abound and energy performance is often below minimum standards, how can you avoid buying an apartment that turns out to be an uncomfortable energy-guzzling or defective…

Nightingale 2: no parking OK with VCAT

The Nightingale Model had a major win on Friday with zero car parking for its apartment development in Melbourne’s Fairfield finally getting the tick of approval.

Defence Housing aims for One Planet Living in WA

Defence Housing Australia wants to add a new sustainability milestone to its property portfolio, by targeting One Planet Living Community certification for its Liv Apartments development in East Fremantle. “Our…

Fed Square to host New Joneses’ micro house

The tiny house is getting sexier. The latest version of the movement to micro homes is a sleek and modern tiny house that will pop up as part of the…

Let’s Hack Housing: the policy dot points

Seven key policy agenda items emerged from The Fifth Estate’s Surround Sound on Housing: affordable/sustainable/innovative that can start to change the game for housing. They’ve been distilled from the event…

Victoria’s new apartments guidelines kick up a storm

The Victorian government’s new apartment design standards have been slammed – by the architects for failing to reverse the damage of free-for-all planning of the previous Liberal government, and by…