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When it comes to quality high-rise buildings, Brisbane has history, with Spire the latest to grace the city’s skyline
Perth’s new city square draws upon the city’s cultural and environmental history, to make a statement about the present.
In the future, roads will no longer be simple slabs of tarmac or concrete. They will be multi-purpose and productive.
Public art has a mixed history, and rarely pleases everyone. So, how do you convince the cynics? Engage them, says Felicity Fenner.
Studying the nanostructure of bacteria and microorganisms offers a way to increase the strength and flexibility of synthetic materials, suggests new research from Europe.
A recently installed block pyramid provoked many questions of its audience, not least being – is it art or building materials? The answer is, both!
We are traditionally good at calculating and preventing wall failure. But what happens when that failure takes years to reveal itself, as the lands moves around you?
Revised requirements regarding masonry construction in Australia provide new opportunities for innovation in this ancient construction method.
Robotics will play a vital role in shaping the construction industry of the 21st century. It’s time to get acquainted.
With Perth’s sumptuous natural environs, sincere public architecture often takes a back seat. This time it’s different.
The recently launched Poesia glass brick collection is a refreshing new take on the glass facade.
Concrete blockwork delivers a surprisingly subtle form to the Anna Meares Velodrome, debuting at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
With developing countries under pressure to meet their Paris Agreement emissions reductions, many are looking to large-scale hydro dams as the solution.
Far from the rural stereotypes of old, Vietnam is showing the world how to urbanise with bamboo.
As Australia’s Edwardian homes expand to meet the needs of the 21st-century, architects step up to the challenge of balancing preservation and renewal.
From cultural icons to humble toilet blocks, many buildings have succumbed to concrete degradation. In a few years’ time that might all be in the past.
Fancy a surf at lunchtime? No problem, take a trip to your local surf park
UQ’s sports fields redevelopment are riding high after the destruction of the 2011 floods.
Cross-laminated timber used to be just for small buildings. That was then.
As Australian bush grows ever more prone to intensive and frequent fires, how can we continue to live in them?
Peter Poulet reveals how the Government Architect’s role has changed over its first two centuries.
New roads and train lines are big winners in the current batch of Australian infrastructure spending. But with our cities ever more cramped, where can we put all that steel, concrete and bitumen? In many cases there is no option but to start digging…
Photovoltaic energy was discovered over a century ago, yet its progress has been slow. New breakthroughs in technology, however, suggest we are about to move into a new age of solar power.
Given the current conversations about the ‘smart city’, or its satirical counterpart in Utopia, you can’t help but wonder what resilience and sustainability actually mean, given their frequent use. For Melbourne’s Chief Resilience Officer, Toby Kent, it’s simple:
Erskineville, in Sydney’s inner-west, is home to a multitude of stories of the suburb’s urban renaissance. DKO’s Eve Apartments are here to write another chapter.
Underwriting next year’s Australian contribution to the 2018 Venice Biennale is a realisation that our collective history of building and city-making has not been without damage to the natural world. It is now time to repair that damage.

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