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    Architecture expert Philip Goad appointed Harvard Chair in Australian Studies
    Architecture expert Philip Goad appointed Harvard Chair in Australian Studies

    The University of Melbourne and Harvard University have jointly announced that professor Philip Goad has been appointed as the Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year.


    The recyclable and sustainable public space
    The recyclable and sustainable public space

    Students from the Parsons School of Design at The New School have created a new temporary public space in New York from recycled fishing net and natural timber.


    Long-running battle ends in a win for residents, koalas and local council planning rules
    Long-running battle ends in a win for residents, koalas and local council planning rules

    Gold Coast City Council has won a four-year legal battle with Boral Resources, with the courts upholding the council’s refusal to approve a proposed quarry because of its impacts on the amenity of local residents – including the area’s koalas.


    Iron Matrix: Working towards a clean energy revolution, one panel at a time
    Iron Matrix: Working towards a clean energy revolution, one panel at a time

    An innovative new technology means solar panels are no longer limited to rooftops - Iron Matrix founder David Morgan wants to cover entire houses with them. Not only is this possible, but it’s also cheaper than building a traditional house.


    Aleph Zero named RIBA International Emerging Architect 2018
    Aleph Zero named RIBA International Emerging Architect 2018

    Gustavo Utrabo and Pedro Duschenes, founders of Brazilian practice Aleph Zerio, have been named RIBA International Emerging Architect 2018 for their project, the Children Village.


    Making the connection between lighting and design clearer
    Making the connection between lighting and design clearer

    Dr Tim Shotbolt, Gerard Lighting’s senior lighting designer explains how lighting and lighting technology are important to the design of each and every structure and what role they play in the sustainability of our built environment.


    How Australia’s commercial design sector is connected to the three pillars of supply, demand and sustainability
    How Australia’s commercial design sector is connected to the three pillars of supply, demand and sustainability

    Is there a relationship between the boom in Australian property prices, the commercial property sector, foreign investment and sustainability, and if so, how does this boom drive innovation in today’s commercial real estate market?


    BVN takes gold and silver at Melbourne Design Awards
    BVN takes gold and silver at Melbourne Design Awards

    BVN has won gold and silver awards at the Melbourne Design Awards in the Urban Design and Co-Working and Studio Space categories.


    What was missing in Australia's $1.9 billion infrastructure announcement
    What was missing in Australia's $1.9 billion infrastructure announcement

    There’s a whole set of infrastructure that rarely gets mentioned or noticed: “soft” infrastructure. These are the services, policies or practices that keep academic research working and, now, open.


    Optimising fire resistance in timber for interior applications
    Optimising fire resistance in timber for interior applications

    As the trend toward a ‘Scandinavian’ or ‘natural’ aesthetic continues, Australian designers and specifiers are making increasing use of timber in decorative and architectural applications. While the growing popularity of cross-laminate timber (CLT) and timber wall and ceiling panels has presented designers with a raft of new design opportunities, it also poses a number of challenges, including fire resistance and code compliance.


    How a former torpedo factory became a Sydney Harbour hot spot
    How a former torpedo factory became a Sydney Harbour hot spot

    HMAS Platypus, formerly a torpedo factory and submarine base for the Royal Australian Navy is now Sydney's newest foreshore hot spot.


    Introducing InBrick from PGH Bricks & Pavers
    Introducing InBrick from PGH Bricks & Pavers

    Bringing the natural beauty of real brick to precast concrete.


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