To celebrate Sustainable House Day in 2019, Metricon Homes launched its first ever Zero Net Carbon Home.
Leading Indigenous architect and academic Jefa Greenaway of Greenaway Architects has been selected alongside SJB Architects director Tristan Wong as creative directors for the Australian pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.
The Green Star rated Ginninderry community in the ACT is taking a suburb-wide approach to planning for fire. The development will be something of a living laboratory, with developer Riverview Projects signing a Collaborative Arrangement Agreement with CSIRO. CSIRO Bushfire Urban Design research leader Justin Leonard will be part of the research team, which also […]
If anyone is any doubt this is a climate emergency, last week’s announcement by the NSW Rural Fire Service that bushfire season has been declared two months ahead of the usual date should sound the alarm bell.
How quickly things change. The words floating to the top as we interview our speakers and prepare for this year’s Happy Healthy Offices event are softer, more thoughtful and probing than last year’s.
Some books defy easy description or the usual glib reviewer phrases, and Problems and Where to Find them is just such a book.
Co-working giant WeWork is dipping its toes into education, opening a primary school last year focused on educating children through play and interacting with their environment.
Passivhaus design, originally intended for housing, is being adapted to demanding university and other educational buildings, which have complex needs in terms of occupancy and technology.
Opinion: Beauty still trumps sustainability for many critics of the built environment, despite the looming threat of climate change outlined in the latest IPCC report. Michael Mobbs reminds us that it’s very possible, and preferable, to do both at once.
The same creative and innovative thinking used to design skyscrapers can also deliver solutions at the microscale. In refugee camps for instance.
Inside the thinking of the 2018 Australian Institute of Architects awards jury, especially about what’s meant by sustainability.
A new Passive House build and design company in Melbourne has snapped up the opportunity to promote equity investment to smaller or so called “retail” investors.
Huge savings in energy are available from Passivhaus design, and the cost premium is generally as low as 0-3 per cent in Australia. So what’s stopping a full scale transition? Nick Lane explains some of the issues he will flag as a panel moderator at the Australian Passive House Association’s Sydney Symposium on 26 September […]
NAIDOC week has brought to the fore an emerging interest in Indigenous-led design and planning of the built environment, and with it, a deeply-ingrained approach to sustainability that defines the Aboriginal culture.
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.
Hospitals are challenging environments – needing to deliver a high-quality patient experience despite increasing patient presentations, staff often facing change due to new clinical models and facilities typically maintenance heavy in a 24/7 environment.
WoodSolutions is seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Technical Team Consultant to drive the organisation’s Design and Build Presentation Program across South Australia.
Are design firms doing enough to deliver on the promise of sustainability? Is our industry losing its momentum in advancing state-of-the-art sustainable design?
Exclusive: Plans have been revealed for an off-grid high rise project on Sydney’s north shore that will be powered entirely by human waste and use design inspired by the wings of an owl to reduce wind load.
A new focus on smaller-scale public works such as museums and community precincts has reaped rewards for Crone Architects, with benefits including employee satisfaction and industry recognition.
Read an extract from The Fifth Estate’s latest ebook, Visit Tomorrowland: Buildings for a Sustainable Future.
Mirvac has extended its WELL Building Standard leadership by scoring Australia’s first core and shell pre-certification at the Platinum level for its upcoming Olderfleet office tower at 477 Collins Street in Melbourne.
The refurbishment of Sydney’s 5 Martin Place has taken out the Development of the Year and Best Sustainable Development – Existing Buildings gongs at this year’s Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards. Dexus and Cbus Property were also presented with the Best Office Development award for the heritage restoration […]
From AMP Capital: AMP Capital has named Tom Dixon’s internationally-renowned, London-based design firm Design Research Studio as the winner of its interior design competition for the lobby and connected facilities of Quay Quarter Tower at 50 Bridge Street, Sydney. Following approval of the Stage 2 Development Application (DA) last year and 3XN being appointed lead […]
From Coronation Property: Parramatta City Council selects Woods Bagot’s design for Coronation Property’s ‘8 Phillip Street’ Parramatta ‘A new level of experience, a lifestyle/leisure narrative with transparency and playfulness’ were the architect’s inspiration Coronation Property has recently launched the world-class ‘8 Phillip Street’ to Sydney’s residential apartment market following the success of Woods Bagot in […]
Is there really such a thing as the architecture of health and happiness, or is this just wishful thinking?