Each time a building is constructed or torn down, dumpsters filled with building waste go to landfills—and yearly in the U.S., the building and demolition industry creates twice as [...]
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Although plastic is commonly seen as a source of pollution, today’s building designers are putting this attractive and multifunctional material to good use in their projects. Bolon Over the [...]
Hugging House is a contemporary eco-home design idea that offers a garden roof and blends its natural landscape. Noting the devasting effects of climate change, most contemporary designers seek inspiration from [...]
These Prefab Coral Shaped Structures are Designed to be Self-Sustaining Centres for the Coastal Community!
In every sample of building design we see the influence of local culture and of the sustainability movement. The Cagbalete Sand Clusters in Taguig, Philippines, is an organically contoured [...]
The City of Melbourne has enlisted many reputable designers and established a pair of peak bodies to supply expert design advice regarding major public developments. Councillors endorsed the new Design Excellence Advisory Committee and Melbourne Design Review [...]
Thinking Regionally, Acting Globally: The Universal Influence of Regional Design, The 2021 BDAA Online National Design Conference, is set to feature an incredible roster of keynote speakers who represent [...]
Australia’s debate about reducing carbon emissions has widened to construction, with the lobby group for architects mounting a push for the building industry to be net carbon zero in [...]
Time spent in lockdown has given many homeowners the chance to take a good look around their homes and weigh up their options. For many, it boils down to: renovate, [...]
Victoria’s new home pipeline is growing faster than the nation’s population, and it’s created a chance to fix housing affordability. Read more... Source: heraldsun.com.au Image source: istockphoto.com
With more people housebound and exposed to the quality of their homes during lockdowns, a new form of construction standard is emerging that embraces sustainable building practices at our [...]