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Mark Andrich, University of Western Australia and Jemma Green, Curtin University explore the key question amid the consternation over the current state of Australia’s east coast energy market - how much renewable energy capacity to build, and how fast?
The announcement of Diébédo Francis Kéré as the designer of this year’s Serpentine Pavilion has been hailed as a timely recognition for the work of this architect.
Wayne Stephens is a partner of ClarkeHopkinsClarke, which recently worked across the Wellbeing Centre project at Brighton Grammar.
Darren O’Dea is the Chairman of the Australian Passive House Association (APHA), and principal of building physics at Melbourne’s Inhabit. We spoke to him to discuss the rise in numbers of Certified Passive House Professionals in Australia, and what the APHA aims to achieve this year.
Organised by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Property Council of Australia (PCA), the 11th annual Green Cities conference took the theme, fast forward to the future, to heart.
The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne.
"There’s a culture of not engaging with construction in our profession, and that’s a malaise. Some schools of architecture are guiltier of it than others. If we don’t re-engage with construction, it will marginalise our profession." - Andrew Waugh
In the closing months of 2016, I was struck by an interesting juxtaposition of unfolding architectural narratives. On a trip to the UK, I visited the main University of Manchester campus where the cladding around building sites proudly proclaimed: “£1 billion 10-year Campus Masterplan” and “Delivering a world-class campus for staff, students and visitors”.
Architect and Partner at 3XN, Fred Holt is in town for this month’s Australian Smart Skyscraper Summit, so we caught up with him to discuss the design philosophy behind QQT and how he believes it will change the perception of skyscrapers in the Asia Pacific region.
There are few more telling signs of conflict in urban spaces than calls to send in the police. Geelong’s Little Malop Street Mall has been the subject of many such calls, as regular incidents keep the space in the media spotlight.
We caught up with Michele Pasca di Magliano, Associate Director at Zaha Hadid Architects to discuss 600 Collins Street, working in Melbourne and the thinking and engineering behind that unique stacked vase massing.
Eugenie Kawabata is a Melbourne designer, maker and artist based at the Abbotsford Convent.
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