Housing

The truth about London’s Heygate by Lendlease

A recent Sydney Morning Herald feature on urban renewal in London shone an interesting and quite revealing spotlight on a high profile project with a major Australian connection.

Design reveal at Perth’s baugruppen project

Stackable, prefabricated modules have been revealed as part of the design intention for Perth’s upcoming baugruppen development at White Gum Valley. The potential designs have been released ahead of an…

Why should the state wriggle out of providing public housing?

The Victorian government’s 2017 housing policy contains a bulk transfer of public housing to housing associations. Housing Minister Martin Foley’s explanation is that “the state is a terrible housing manager”.

Victoria chips in with tiny homes for homeless

Modular housing company Force10 is providing the Victorian government with tiny homes to help resolve one of Melbourne’s biggest social issues – rough sleepers.

Post-occupancy study shows Passivhaus saves a fortune

The UK’s first document archive to be built to Passivhaus standard has saved the owners about £60,000 (AU$103,000) a year in bills, a post-occupancy study has revealed. The savings are…