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Learning from the Global South with Tosin Oshinowo

Learning from the Global South with Tosin Oshinowo

The Nigerian architect was recently in Australia for Melbourne Design Week. We spoke to her about the power of design in cities such as Lagos.

New crises, normal solutions: Innovative design prototypes on show at Powerhouse

New crises, normal solutions: Innovative design prototypes on show at Powerhouse

Building on its beginnings in Melbourne Design Week, A New Normal is a new exhibition presented by Vivid Ideas Sydney at Powerhouse Ultimo.

Bradfield City Centre, the climate-responsive masterplan aiming to green Western Sydney

Bradfield City Centre, the climate-responsive masterplan aiming to green Western Sydney

Designed by TURNER, Hatch Roberts Day and Turf Design Studio, the Bradfield City Centre masterplan is the blueprint for a new CBD taking shape in Sydney’s west.

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

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

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

8 thought-provoking stories about housing and its multiple crises

8 thought-provoking stories about housing and its multiple crises

From housing affordability to questions of density, multi-residential design and the future of cities, here are eight varied stories from our archives.

Parliament unites to champion urban design excellence in Australia

Parliament unites to champion urban design excellence in Australia

Designed to drive positive change, promote sustainable practices and cultivate inclusive communities, the recent launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Australian Design will champion the role of urban design in shaping the nation’s identity.

Three Canberra architects on lessons from history for a planned city

Three Canberra architects on lessons from history for a planned city

We spoke with three architects currently practising in Canberra to investigate the city’s planned history and what it means to work in that shadow.

Radical logics of connectedness and circular economy with Chris Fox

Radical logics of connectedness and circular economy with Chris Fox

We sat down with Chris Fox to speculate on the future of regenerative architecture, circular economy and experimenting with vegetation in and on buildings.

Hassell’s Perth BTR housing gets thumbs up from the Prime Minister

Hassell’s Perth BTR housing gets thumbs up from the Prime Minister

195 Pier Street is a build-to-rent (BTR) housing project in Perth and Hassell’s design just received some approving words from Anthony Albanese, no less!

Buddhist meditation and bamboo with Vo Trong Nghia

Buddhist meditation and bamboo with Vo Trong Nghia

The Vietnamese architect discusses insatiable construction markets and dwindling urban ecologies. For the latter, he recommends bamboo; for the former, meditation.

Woods Bagot’s Russell Fortmeyer: Whose climate is it anyway?

Woods Bagot’s Russell Fortmeyer: Whose climate is it anyway?

In this comment piece republished from INDESIGN #90, Woods Bagot’s Global Sustainability Leader in Los Angeles brings questions of equality to design in the climate crisis.

WY-TO on well-being for all in tropical cities of the future

WY-TO on well-being for all in tropical cities of the future

In a time of climate emergency, how can cities support and balance the needs of their people and the planet, while ensuring their prosperity?