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Nine in 10 Australians want climate action now

In another wake up call for policy makers, the Governance Institute of Australia has found that nine out of 10 Australians want to see federal government action on climate change.

5 examples of adaptive reuse, from Sydney to Shanghai

We aren’t used to seeing Shanghai and adaptive reuse in the same sentence but increasingly the city’s designers are seeking texture and richness to counter the everything-is-new gloss of the city.

Engineering reloved buildings: the inside story

Building Codes and safety standards have come a long way in the past century but that’s no reason to write-off an existing building as too hard to bring up to contemporary standards, according to Umow Lai director, Ken Loh.

Sam Marshall and Jean Rice on how to re-love a building

Adapting and re-using a building is all about respecting what’s there and leaving space for the next person to do what they want to do, according to Sam Marshall of Architect Marshall.

Apartments: how to get help for your strata committee

Tonja Gibson, founding director of Strata Answers and board member of Green Strata, is on a mission to bring modern, green solutions to strata buildings – and not just in “woke” and affluent inner city communities but for the small, forgotten blocks in outer ring suburbs.

Re-loved warehouses: creative, cool and in demand

Warehouse conversions for apartments have been popular for decades but the rising appetite for co-working and shared office space is seeing a new wave of conversions.

Internal photograph of Flourmill-Studios by Steve-Back

Re-loved buildings Special Report

As more than one property investor has said, re-loving a building can lead to a better result than building new.

When NABERS becomes good friends with hotels

At last it seems there’s some serious traction on sustainable hotels. Hot on the heels of the new NABERS hotel tool, and the potential expansion of mandatory Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) for hotels, is some more encouraging news.