green walls

Green walls come under attack

Green walls have come under fire with the national president of the Australian Institute of Architects, Richard Kirk, questioning their sustainability.

The Fifth Estate’s top 10 stories of 2018

1 The end of recycling? Why Australia is at crisis point Alas, sometimes things need to be broken for us to realise that we need to make changes. 2 Strongbuild falls as…

How air plants could be a secret weapon in the race for greener cities

They’re native to the rocky cliffs and deserts of South America, the humble air plant might be the low maintenance but high impact way of greening (and cooling) our cities that we need. A Melbourne artist has been working with them for 20 years and found the support from a leading engineer on his journey.