Sustainable designs cleaned up at the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) awards held in Melbourne over the weekend. The big Building Design of the Year award went to Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) for its sevenstar NatHERS-rated townhouses in Richmond, Melbourne. The sustainable brief led to an emphasis on natural light and ventilation and the inclusion […]
In choosing sustainable architecture, says Paul Worroll, chair of Queensland’s Institute of Architects sustainability committee and deputy jury chair for the 2018 awards, they looked for “more than the usual adding on of rainwater tanks and solar panels”.
In the design of the new University of Waikato law school New Zealand architect Eqo Leung, who recently opened a new architectural practice called ArchitectureRepublic, decided to keep the building’s courtyard open.
Architect Kylie Mills on why she wants to live in a passive house in Sydney that she “would not have to heat or cool pretty much year-round”.
It can take a bit of work, says architect Raffaello Rosselli, but builders can be “quite all right” about working with unconventional and quirky ideas.
Procurement practice was recognised by the judges of this year’s NSW Australian Institute of Architecture Awards as a key element in achieving outstanding projects.
The same architects behind the striking pinecone-inspired facade of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building are on track to deliver a neighbouring facility that also puts energy efficiency at the heart of its design.
Well-designed public buildings are sustainable buildings, and I’m not solely referring to this in an environmental sense.
Institutional investors can now buy into a $200 million pool of loans to renewable projects, in what is being touted as a new, game-changing clean energy investment model in the Australian market.
There is a long history of patrons for architecture, who have ensured their legacy – and often enhanced their status – through the construction of lavish buildings.
If you have a lovely timber table, people will admire it and sit around it, but if it’s laminate or glass, it’s not so likely, says architect James Fitzpatrick. It’s like the dents and scratches of an antique chair, prized because of the character they create.
Singapore’s Oasia Hotel Downtown has been named the world’s best tall building at the 2018 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards.
The new frontier for office building sustainability is minimising reliance on airconditioning, Architectus managing partner Ray Brown says.