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    How electric cars can help save the grid
    How electric cars can help save the grid

    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?


    Homage to the forest tree: Architect Francis Kéré pays tribute to his African roots
    Homage to the forest tree: Architect Francis Kéré pays tribute to his African roots

    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.


    Designing emotional support: Clarke Hopkins Clarke’s Wayne Stephens on Wellbeing Centre, Brighton Grammar
    Designing emotional support: Clarke Hopkins Clarke’s Wayne Stephens on Wellbeing Centre, Brighton Grammar

    Wayne Stephens is a partner of ClarkeHopkinsClarke, which recently worked across the Wellbeing Centre project at Brighton Grammar.


    The rise of Passive House: Q+A with Darren O’Dea, Australian Passive House Association Chairman
    The rise of Passive House: Q+A with Darren O’Dea, Australian Passive House Association Chairman

    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.


    No holding back the green cities momentum
    No holding back the green cities momentum

    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.


    What a difference a month makes, but Victoria can still do more to get housing and planning right
    What a difference a month makes, but Victoria can still do more to get housing and planning right

    The need for more affordable housing close to public transport and services is acute in Melbourne.


    ‘Architects need to wake-up and re-engage with construction’: UK architect Andrew Waugh on CLT and rethinking architecture expression
    ‘Architects need to wake-up and re-engage with construction’: UK architect Andrew Waugh on CLT and rethinking architecture expression

    "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


    Brutalism, a campus love story – or how I learned to love concrete
    Brutalism, a campus love story – or how I learned to love concrete

    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”.


    Inside the stacked boxes: 3XN’s Fred Holt on Circular Quay Tower
    Inside the stacked boxes: 3XN’s Fred Holt on Circular Quay Tower

    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.


    Contested spaces: living off the edge in a city mall where design fuels conflict
    Contested spaces: living off the edge in a city mall where design fuels conflict

    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.


    Behind the façade: Zaha Hadid Architects project director discusses 600 Collins St
    Behind the façade: Zaha Hadid Architects project director discusses 600 Collins St

    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.


    Object experience: Eugenie Kawabata on her exhibition for Melbourne Design Week
    Object experience: Eugenie Kawabata on her exhibition for Melbourne Design Week

    Eugenie Kawabata is a Melbourne designer, maker and artist based at the Abbotsford Convent.


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