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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.

Comment: Can we please stop designing for the set of Blade Runner?

Comment: Can we please stop designing for the set of Blade Runner?

Simon Liley, Principal Sustainability Consultant at Cundall, writes about how cyberpunk dystopias haven’t (quite) come to pass yet – and how designers can avoid them.

Back to basics at Zero Gipps: First-principles sustainability with SJB and Verosol

Back to basics at Zero Gipps: First-principles sustainability with SJB and Verosol

Beau Fulwood and Alison Peach on returning to a low-tech, first-principles concept of design as a strategy to combat climate change.

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.

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.

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.

An unprecedented inquiry into precedents with Kevin Carmody

An unprecedented inquiry into precedents with Kevin Carmody

Following his recent keynote speech at the 2023 Australian Architecture Conference, we spoke to architect Kevin Carmody about his inspirations and experience.

8 design strategies to combat emerging climate challenges

8 design strategies to combat emerging climate challenges

Ronald Lu and Partners shares proven eco-friendly design solutions that help architects create buildings that are capable of responding to the environmental crisis.

Our response to the Architects Declare Open Letter to design media

Our response to the Architects Declare Open Letter to design media

What is the media’s role in pushing a more sustainable agenda? Indesign Media Asia Pacific editor Aleesha Callahan responds to the open letter.

One year in Bundanon: A retrospective on The Bridge and Art Museum by Kerstin Thompson Architects, part one

One year in Bundanon: A retrospective on The Bridge and Art Museum by Kerstin Thompson Architects, part one

Kerstin Thompson Architects’ work at Bundanon recently marked its one-year anniversary. Having garnered such international attention, and with Thompson having recently been awarded the AIA Gold Medal, it’s a fitting time for a mini-retrospective on this architectural success story.

Comment: Why is it important to communicate the value of architecture?

Comment: Why is it important to communicate the value of architecture?

In this comment piece, Lindy Johnson, director of Lindy Johnson Creative, urges architecture to communicate its value. Johnson says that architects are needed more than ever but their value is highly underrated — and that we’re all the poorer for it.

Climate change is right now, and architect James Davidson is ready

Climate change is right now, and architect James Davidson is ready

Architect James Davidson of JDA Co. wants to move the dial faster on making homes safer, insurance cheaper and enabling communities to rebuild better when natural disaster strikes.