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AD-APT: Deep floorplates and adaptive reuse with Woods Bagot

AD-APT: Deep floorplates and adaptive reuse with Woods Bagot

Matt Stephensen, Principal at Woods Bagot New York, discusses a number of adaptive reuse approaches for deep floorplates.

“The architecture is the play” at award-winning Bradbury Park Playscape

“The architecture is the play” at award-winning Bradbury Park Playscape

Fresh from a highly successful showing in the Greater Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards, Alcorn Middleton’s genre-hopping project is worth a closer look.

Global crises and the architect’s social responsibilities under discussion at AIA Conference

Global crises and the architect’s social responsibilities under discussion at AIA Conference

Kate Goodwin, curator and Adjunct Professor (Architecture) at the University of Sydney, reports back from the AIA Conference in Melbourne.

Hassell and GBCA on social value in the built environment

Hassell and GBCA on social value in the built environment

Building on a recent research paper, Helen Bell and Dr Brett Pollard discuss how social value is defined, its potential pitfalls, and why it matters.

Map out your Melbourne Design Week with these 12 highlights

Map out your Melbourne Design Week with these 12 highlights

Melbourne’s epic Design Week is almost upon us. I put it out to my friends and colleagues, asking what they can’t wait to see, and have collated a top 12 program highlights list for you here.

The Stirling Prize-winners setting up a Sydney studio

The Stirling Prize-winners setting up a Sydney studio

British architecture practice, AHMM, now has a home in Sydney. We caught up with Paul Monaghan ahead of his Australian Architecture Conference keynote speech.

Five guides to address wellbeing woes in architecture

Five guides to address wellbeing woes in architecture

Researchers have created a series of guides to support wellbeing for architects, after a survey found architecture workers had a lower-than-average quality of life compared with Australia’s general working population.

The ethics of specification: Alona Klaro on responsible sourcing, building relationships with suppliers and the importance of design IP

The ethics of specification: Alona Klaro on responsible sourcing, building relationships with suppliers and the importance of design IP

Alona Klaro, founder of Klaro Industrial Design (KID), has set her sights on shaking up the specification game. As a product designer with expertise in office furniture, Klaro is looking to bring the “slow fashion” approach to fit outs and interiors, paving a way for commercial designers to address the evolving needs of modern workplaces […]

TCL comment: Harnessing the power of design to transform cities

TCL comment: Harnessing the power of design to transform cities

Scott Adams, TCL Director, comments on the power of good urban design and landscape architecture.

A collection of opinions and takes on the build-to-rent model

A collection of opinions and takes on the build-to-rent model

The build-to-rent model stands out as one of the most prominent discussions in design and development circles, so we’ve engaged with various perspectives and case studies from industry leaders and shifters. From citymaking design practices to entrepreneurial viewpoints, these stories provide a nuanced understanding of this increasingly prevalent model.

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