With people just stepping forth from the solitude of their homes, cautiously reemerging into the public sphere, how does one plan and design public places? The answer just might [...]
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If you want to have smooth going of your next building project, start the process by specifying. For many building designers, the specification process once proved overly technical and complicated. [...]
The ultimate ecoconscious tower design has arrived, in the form of the 180-metre, 40-storey hybrid timber building in Sydney that will serve as the headquarters of software brand Atlassian. This [...]
A government plan to dissolve stamp duty on new homes priced less than $800,000 and cut thousands for residences up to $1 million is set to benefit the NSW building [...]
The New South Wales (NSW) Government unanimously passed the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019. The legislation, designed to most literally ‘rebuild’ and regulate the building industry, may seem imposing [...]
Robotic building design is advancing via the Future Tree project, a timber canopy constructed with robots in a project prepared by Gramazio Kohler Research and ETH Zurich. Finished in October 2019, after a [...]
Sustainable design still can be beautiful; as is evidenced by a new ecoconscious village conceptualised by Zaha Hadid Architects. Created in conjunction with AKT II and Hilson Mortan, these [...]
The Green Building Council of Australia has revealed a draft of a Green Star for Homes standard, that will certify that houses are designed and built to the standard are [...]
Originally known as Cannabis sativa, hemp is considered one of the oldest plants to populate the earth. Archaeologists have discovered traces of hemp fabrics from ancient Mesopotamia (now Iran [...]
Natural ventilation seems hard to come by; with all of the glass enclosing fully airconditioned office buildings positioned as the resolution for high rise residential living units.Brisbane and many other [...]