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Covering walls, uncovering sustainability – Materialised’s eco-chic walling solution

Covering walls, uncovering sustainability – Materialised’s eco-chic walling solution

Available now across Australia, Eden TPO is setting new standards in terms of not just sustainability, but also style.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A whole new meaning to the term ‘walled garden’ with RAD+ar in Indonesia

A whole new meaning to the term ‘walled garden’ with RAD+ar in Indonesia

The latest iteration of Tanatap deploys walls as a key architectural device to create both a cooler microclimate and elevated spatial experience.

Weaving hidden First Nations stories into the built environment

Weaving hidden First Nations stories into the built environment

An exciting new collaboration involving Autex Acoustics, Willie Weston and Lisa Waup colourfully brings First Nations design to high-performance acoustics.

It’s design festival season! Melbourne Design Week asks us to ‘Design the world you want’

It’s design festival season! Melbourne Design Week asks us to ‘Design the world you want’

With over 300 events planned, the eighth edition promises another marathon week of design and its theme is at once a proposition of hope and an urgent call-to-arms.

Comment: Encouraging children to thrive in sustainable and inclusive outdoor classrooms

Comment: Encouraging children to thrive in sustainable and inclusive outdoor classrooms

Hamish Dounan, Director of Sydney-based landscape architecture studio, CONTEXT, shares his insights on the possibilities of outdoor learning in education design.

Eco-design from start to finish: Designing and manufacturing sustainable workplace furniture

Eco-design from start to finish: Designing and manufacturing sustainable workplace furniture

As well as considering the materials and processes used to manufacture furniture solutions, companies like Workspace are shifting their focus to the entire lifespan of products.

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.

Design as a vehicle for reconciliation: Balarinji completes latest Qantas design

Design as a vehicle for reconciliation: Balarinji completes latest Qantas design

The Indigenous design and strategy agency is launching its latest aircraft design with Qantas, the sixth iteration of a longstanding partnership.