Sydney Architecture Studio off grid commercial building

Plans for game-changing off-grid high-rise revealed

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.

high rise apartment

How can we ensure healthy high-rise communities?

A new study by Landcom and the universities of Sydney, NSW and Technology announced this week is hoping to find planning measures to address concerns about health – both mental and physical – in high-density environments.

Brisbane river Queensland

Cladding and compliance scandal: the saga continues

While audits into cladding on high-rise buildings continue to deliver bad news, the long-awaited Shergold and Weir review of building regulations has thrown down the gauntlet to building ministers to step up and adopt a national approach to compliance and enforcement.

Wellness-focused high-rise taps into opportunities from overwork

Wellness-focused high-rise taps into opportunities from overwork

The increasingly demanding working week is taking its toll on people. For residential architects and designers, this means creating spaces for workers to come home to places that genuinely promote wellness and social connection.