Nathan Johnson . Articles A lot to learn: Specifying internal walls for childcare centres It must be said that designing an early learning centre (ELC) is a special beast. There’s the unique set of design standards and minimum requirements for things such as floorspace, fall zones, entrapment, amenity and storage. A broad approach to façade design: Somfy’s Alistair Grice on 200 George, 1 Bligh and Blind Control Systems As part of our feature’s cycle on façade design, we caught up with Alistair Grice to discuss innovations in façade technology like CCFs, solar modelling and Blind Control Systems (BCS) and the future of glazing in façade design in general. ABC podcast explores why blak design matters ABC Radio National (RN) show ‘Awaye’ recently added a podcast to its website which explores the concept of ‘blak design and the importance of acknowledging Indigenous Australian heritage and sensibilities in architecture and urban planning. Five hilarious John Clarke skits on planning, infrastructure and the energy market Clarke’s skits mocked politicians of all portfolios indiscriminately, so it was only natural that one or two popped up involving policy and decisions made by the planning and energy departments. Two things that could save Sirius: Day one in the courts The fight to save Sydney’s Iconic Sirius building from demolition continues in the Land and Environment Court today. But before it continues we reflect on day one and summarise the two major points of action its defender, the Millers Point Community Association, is taking. 5 questions for Arup Fellow Alistair Guthrie on commercial towers and façade design We caught up with Guthrie while he was in town for The Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017, to discuss his firsthand experience with the evolution of skyscraper and façade design.