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In order to counteract the effects of global warming, we need to consider ways to enhance biodiversity within our cities.
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.
In this Sections² we look at Collins House, which was designed by Bates Smart for the Golden Age Group.
Choosing the right flooring for a commercial space can be an overwhelming decision. There can often be a lot more to take into consideration than when choosing flooring for the home.
From the Gardens of Versailles to the common Australian backyard, landscaping has always played an important role in society. However, with the increasing densification of our cities, some believe these important spaces are being lost.
Every material’s finish gives its surface a distinctive appearance and texture. However, finishes are more than skin deep: the chemicals they contain can adversely affect the brain, the heart and in the worst-case scenario, mortality levels.
Architecture and design are being transformed by AI—artificial and augmented intelligence.
Historically, ceilings in healthcare and education facilities used to tell us the same story over and over; a one-dimensional plane coated one way or another) in flat white, punctuated only by utilitarian light fittings of little if any decorative value, that usually buzzed.
You can't put a price on peace of mind, which means security solutions are a vital part of the design and building process.
Recently, a number of troubling building failures have highlighted the need for construction industry reforms that will better protect the interests of the community, and in particular, the owners and occupiers of multi-residential buildings.
Australia boasts a proudly diverse population, made up of people from varying and distinct genders, cultures, religions and experiences. Promoting diversity is just as important within the architecture profession as it is in the built environment to ensure we accommodate for all Australians.
Australia will need another 730,000 social housing dwellings in 20 years if it is to tackle homelessness and housing stress among low-income renters. These are the findings of a new report from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), which shows social housing is in urgent need of direct public investment.