Talking Architecture & Design Podcast (Episode 108) - Builder, designer and sustainability advocate David Coates gives the hard truth about sustainability Listen Now
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    Tapping into the talent pool
    Tapping into the talent pool

    Prodigious talents are found everywhere, yet sometimes come from the clouds. Within every sector, every sport, every institution, there is someone who takes their surroundings by storm, and in the built environment this is certainly no different.


    The ultimate category in the realm of sustainability
    The ultimate category in the realm of sustainability

    15 Categories. 15 Winners. Countless nominees. A suite of finalists. And finally, one all-conquering winner.


    Leave this one up to us!
    Leave this one up to us!

    We at Architecture & Design have many projects come across our desks on a constant basis. We see the best of innovation, sustainability, functionality and everything in between.


    It starts at the foundations
    It starts at the foundations

    If we’re to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier, it is imperative we begin utilising materials that minimise harm to the earth. There are alternatives to the usual building products that are more sustainable, ethically sourced and mindful of the environment.


    Designing for the public with the environment in mind
    Designing for the public with the environment in mind

    A public place is accessed by all, and helps increase the wellbeing or facility of a community. When designing for public places, it's important that we design for all, while being environmentally conscious.


    The one constant in the dynamically evolving sustainability landscape
    The one constant in the dynamically evolving sustainability landscape

    From a purely environmental concern to a complex notion that encompasses a range of different facets; from lack of clarity to the empowering potential of transparency; from occasional virtue signalling to active engagement and attitudinal changes – the perception of sustainability has been undergoing an undeniable and dynamic shift. And as the global community firmly sets its eyes on the desperately needed goal of zero carbon by 2050, forest and wood products are naturally emerging as positive contributors to this important change – both locally, and on a global scale.


    The ultimate renewable resource in the palm of your hand
    The ultimate renewable resource in the palm of your hand

    While the unmatched benefits of timber - both as a light and reliable construction material and an aesthetically pleasing, biophilic interior design element - have been appreciated for centuries, selecting the right type of timber can be an overwhelming process. And while the environmental profile of wood - renowned for being the ultimate renewable resource - is one of the many reasons timber continues to be such a popular choice for structural, external and internal applications, selecting the wrong kind of wood may have negative consequences for the project - also from a sustainability point of view.


    Smarter building with new ideas
    Smarter building with new ideas

    As our building and design practices evolve to meet the needs of a changing world, so do the products we use to regulate a home.


    Designing big and thinking bigger
    Designing big and thinking bigger

    Each year, the editor’s at Architecture & Design write about many multi-residential complexes. Architects continue to refine their designs, creating spaces with opulent amenity and places to not only live, but grow.


    Alteration arouses inspiration
    Alteration arouses inspiration

    A change is as good as a holiday. When it comes to the places we inhabit, spaces sometimes need to be revitalised to bring them back to life. An architect’s purpose is to create spaces where we will thrive, and sometimes bringing change can truly inspire.


    Building a revolution (from scratch)
    Building a revolution (from scratch)

    Australia has a housing shortage. There is a complete lack of affordable and/or social housing throughout the country and with a growing population, this is fast becoming an issue.


    Design to learn
    Design to learn

    Education is influential. Many memories were made in our days as students, at either a primary, secondary or tertiary level. The lessons learnt both inside and out of the classroom shape us, with the spaces in which we work and play becoming embedded in a corner of our mind.


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