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Material matters: Striving for circularity in the retail sector

Material matters: Striving for circularity in the retail sector

Ahead of the Melbourne Design Week panel, industry experts and moderator Genevieve Brannigan explore the potential of bio-based and upcycled materials, envisioning a sustainable circular future spanning retail and beyond.

“A perfect example of the design of the future”: Patricia Urquiola and Mater in Milan

“A perfect example of the design of the future”: Patricia Urquiola and Mater in Milan

We spoke to Ketil Årdal, CEO of Danish green-tech design brand, Mater, as they unveiled the Alder collection at Milan Design Week.

From cutting-edge projects to thoughtful interviews, seven stories on adaptive reuse 

From cutting-edge projects to thoughtful interviews, seven stories on adaptive reuse 

Adaptive reuse is all the rage across the design industry, and rightly so. Here, we present a selection of articles on this most effective approach to sustainability.

Today Design, tomorrow the zero-waste workplace

Today Design, tomorrow the zero-waste workplace

In a veritable feast of recycled material, modular efficiency and functional flexibility, Studio Edwards has designed a zero-waste workplace for Today Design.

Comment: Tilt’s top three sustainability priorities for 2024

Comment: Tilt’s top three sustainability priorities for 2024

In this comment piece, Tim Phillips, Managing and Creative Director of Tilt Industrial Design, identifies three key initiatives for sustainability in 2024.

HDR outlines six megatrends for 2024

HDR outlines six megatrends for 2024

In a climate of innovation, HDR’s architecture practice has forecasted six trajectories of change that will have a transformative impact over the coming year and redefine city-shaping for the foreseeable future.

Buildings Breakthrough at COP28: Q&A with David Ness

Buildings Breakthrough at COP28: Q&A with David Ness

UniSA Professor David Ness played a key role in a UN report on CO2 emissions relating to buildings, construction and urban growth which underpins the Buildings Breakthrough official launch at COP28 in Dubai.

Circular Cities Summit launches Global Circular Cities Network

Circular Cities Summit launches Global Circular Cities Network

Members of the built environment are invited to join the global community dedicated to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Busy times: Who’s been On The Move in April?

Busy times: Who’s been On The Move in April?

So much is happening across the design world, from promotions and new roles to mergers. Get up to date with April’s moves.

Singapore Indesign Intimate: Reimagining waste for a circular economy

Singapore Indesign Intimate: Reimagining waste for a circular economy

What if waste can be thought of as abundant resource rather than unwanted material? Our panel of experts share how they tackle this critical issue through design.

What’s black and white and timber all over?

What’s black and white and timber all over?

The Black & White Building by Waugh Thistleton Architects (WTA) in collaboration with TOG is a timber milestone. As the tallest mass timber office building in central London, this is a ground-breaking project in its use of material.

Albury Summer Place launches by rethinking the familiar

Albury Summer Place launches by rethinking the familiar

Re/place has been installed for this year’s Albury Summer Pavilion! Studio Chris Fox has partnered with Bollinger+Grohmann engineers, the University of Sydney and Swinburne University of Technology to create this temporary installation with an experimental approach to materials and circular economy.