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Looking purely at the historical evolution of the Australia’s residential outside spaces, things have changed mightily in a just a few decades.
An educated workforce will ensure that everyone in the industry is aware of the whole homebuilding process, and the collaborative role each individual plays in achieving a compliant build or one that goes beyond.
Designed by Atelier Alter, the Beijing No.12 Kindergarten is a visual feast of bold colours and clean lines. Building blocks served as inspiration for the project team, who say they began the project by converting its scale from a grown-up’s point of view to a child’s perspective.
Even though it is now six years old, the dramatic, energetic and cantilevered form of the Mabel Fidler building at the prestigious all-girls Ravenswood School in Sydney is still a show stopper. Thanks to the translucent quality of the walls – created using a polycarbonate exterior cladding – the building literally glows day and night.
Whether designing a day care, school or university, the choice of flooring can have a significant impact on the learning experience. But with so many flooring types on offer, how can designers find their footing?
In a competitive market a ‘great’ product is not necessarily a recipe for success. Without a solid method of marketing, the product can quite easily be left behind. This is no different for architecture; even more so when the project itself hasn’t been built.
According to a team of UNSW researchers, government and industry regulators need to carefully consider green infrastructure when approving new property developments.
Few issues seem to be as divisive as climate change. Although the science is unequivocal, political polarisation has taken climate change hostage. Fortunately, there are solutions that people on both sides of the climate divide might be able to agree on. Here are six solutions that could help advance these goals.
Huge amounts of time, money and effort have been poured into perfecting green office design, off the back of growing recognition of the positive impact such environments have on workers’ wellbeing.
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause fatigue and concentration difficulties. A 2015 study found that, “on average, a 400ppm increase in CO2 was associated with a 21 percent decrease in cognitive function scores”.
Business is, by definition, geared towards profit. So how then to justify spending money on employee’s leisure zones?
Office design has come a long way since the cubicle farms of the 1950s, where employees were generally treated like cogs in a machine, with little thought given to their health and wellbeing. Thankfully, nowadays, an increasing amount of thought, research, and money is being thrown into office spaces that nurture employee well-being.