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    Dream homes: architecture and popular imagination
    Dream homes: architecture and popular imagination

    Naomi Stead explores whether or not it is possible to create architecture out of nothing more than dreams.


    Augmented reality: Floundering or flourishing?
    Augmented reality: Floundering or flourishing?

    Augmented reality may be floundering in Gartner’s ‘trough of disillusionment’, but its potential to deliver better, more sustainable buildings will see the technology flourish, says BVN project architect Rana Abboud.


    How hot-deskers are made to feel like the homeless people of the office world
    How hot-deskers are made to feel like the homeless people of the office world

    If you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through the office, clutching your belongings, in search of a free desk.


    Work councils could be the future of Australian industrial democracy in an ABCC world
    Work councils could be the future of Australian industrial democracy in an ABCC world

    Work councils are one model of industrial relations that could potentially fill the enormous gap in Australian industrial democracy left by precarious employment and the decline of the union movement.


    Xing Ruan, UNSW: Why the Sydney Opera House is a little overcooked
    Xing Ruan, UNSW: Why the Sydney Opera House is a little overcooked

    The Sydney Opera House was and still is a novelty, almost universally admired for its beauty. But there is more: the Danish architect Jørn Utzon conceived it, perhaps not fully consciously, as an architectural instrument – that is, a shrine for a nation.


    Around the town: Thriving on different influences, materials and cultures
    Around the town: Thriving on different influences, materials and cultures

    The rooster has doodle-dooed across Sydney, on lampposts, street corners and roadsides.


    We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves
    We need a comprehensive housing approach to deal with heatwaves

    Heatwaves across much of the country this summer have revealed a serious problem with our national housing stock.


    Architecture of the apocalypse: is it time to bring back nuclear bunkers?
    Architecture of the apocalypse: is it time to bring back nuclear bunkers?

    Everyone needs a hobby, and mine is as good as any: I’m insatiably curious about the residual architecture of the Cold War. And so I routinely find myself leaning down to inspect a rusty hatch that leads down into the depths of the earth, almost hidden amid crumbling concrete shrouded by ivy.


    What it means to be a 70-year-old practice: Mark Trotter of Fulton Trotter
    What it means to be a 70-year-old practice: Mark Trotter of Fulton Trotter

    Fulton Trotter Architects' Mark Trotter reflects on his 35+ years of experience in the industry and why it’s important to reflect on history when looking to the future.


    Big data is adding a whole new dimension to public spaces – here’s how
    Big data is adding a whole new dimension to public spaces – here’s how

    Most of us encounter public spaces in our daily lives: whether it’s physical space (a sidewalk, a bench, or a road), a visual element (a panorama, a cityscape) or a mode of transport (bus, train or bike share).


    Smart cities need leadership to further policy, technology, planning and potential
    Smart cities need leadership to further policy, technology, planning and potential

    Little in smart is straightforward. Take home delivery. A phone swipe away to order but the delivery itself can get caught up in congestion.


    Make housing affordable and cut road congestion all at once? Here’s a way
    Make housing affordable and cut road congestion all at once? Here’s a way

    Two of the most pressing problems for Australian cities are housing affordability and traffic congestion. But there is an approach to both problems that could lead to significant improvements at low cost and relatively quickly.


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