August always begins with a bang as every year the 2015 Houses Awards are revealed early on in the month. But it in 2015 it also finished excitedly with a host of new skyscrapers announced for key sites in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, alongside the opening of the much anticipated Barangaroo Reserve.

Articles on solar storage technology and a class action law suit against James Hardie were also highly read and you can catch up on those stories if you missed them by clicking on the links below.

Below is a list of the top 10 articles for the month of August. Click on the article headling to be taken to the original story, and let us know which your favourites were - or what else we should have covered.

1. $100 million “leaky building” class action against James Hardie gaining momentum


2. Solar storage goes under the spotlight in Australia


3. BIM-consortium selected to help preserve and upgrade Sydney Opera House


4. When the sun don’t shine: 8 batteries that store solar energy


5. Rainforest oasis the 2015 Australian House of the Year


6. The numbers behind the newly opened Barangaroo Reserve


7. Australian team beat Google to solar potential tool


8. Circular Quay’s new bookend revealed: golden towers replace Goldfields and Fairfax buildings


9. Cox Rayner’s Brisbane tower breaks height records and glistens with façade patterns


10. GHD Woodhead’s boxy Adelaide tower dwarfs heritage facade