A professional resource for the design curious

Get the latest design news direct to your inbox!

urban design

Hassell’s Richard Mullane on the future of urban design

Hassell’s Richard Mullane on the future of urban design

Taking up the reigns of Managing Principal for Hassell’s Melbourne Studio, Richard Mullane says: “We plan to build a more inclusive, sustainable future for communities – and create a more socially and ecologically resilient world.”

This ribbon-like infrastructure is more than just a pedestrian bridge

This ribbon-like infrastructure is more than just a pedestrian bridge

Integrating connectivity, biodiversity, culture and ecology, this pedestrian bridge by the Melbourne-Shanghai-based firm, BAU, is a hybrid public destination for leisure and relaxation.

King and Mirvac tours us through the Voyager tower

King and Mirvac tours us through the Voyager tower

Together King and Mirvac have crafted a vision of tranquillity and elegance for Voyager’s display apartment. It’s a showcase that reveals how future Voyager residents will live.

How Adelaide became Australia’s most liveable city

How Adelaide became Australia’s most liveable city

Hames Sharley MD, Cailin Howard, and DWP’s Adelaide-based CEO, Michael Hegarty, how Adelaide’s planning has paid off in the 2021 Global Liveability Index.

SJB reveals the latest development in its masterplan

SJB reveals the latest development in its masterplan

A new urban design and planning project coming to the NSW Central Coast, courtesy of SJB, will add a new notch to the leading architects’ belt.

Is open air architecture the future of social interstices?

Is open air architecture the future of social interstices?

From the streets of New York to the laneways of Melbourne, Stephen Crafti looks at how architects are reinventing the public realm to support collaboration and connectivity.

Strong connections win the favour of AIA’s Victorian chapter

Strong connections win the favour of AIA’s Victorian chapter

With the Victorian Architecture Awards 2021 shortlist revealed, connection to the bigger picture will be what ultimately distinguishes the winners from the rest.

SJB, DBJ and TZG teach us a lesson in design excellence

SJB, DBJ and TZG teach us a lesson in design excellence

Radical collaboration between three of Australia’s leading architecture studios and local council has realised Newcastle as an exemplar of design excellence objectives at work.

Y-Loft City by Superimpose counters design convention

Y-Loft City by Superimpose counters design convention

Three Bauhaus shaped multi-residences have brought a hinterland region in China rapidly up to speed with modern urbanity and the lifestyles of the Y generation.

A new benchmark for sustainable development has been set

A new benchmark for sustainable development has been set

What began with a developer’s desire to create Australia’s first medium-density 8-star townhouse development at scale alongside Northcote’s Merri Creek has grown into an unusually holistic exemplar of sustainable living.

Are Australian cities changing for good?

Are Australian cities changing for good?

With over 20-years’ experience in urban design and architecture in epicentres across the globe, namely London, Brussels, Singapore and Sydney, it’s fair to say that Michele McSharry, senior associate for Architectus, knows a thing or two about cities. In this exclusive editorial, McSharry shares her insight into how – and why – our cities might never be the same again.

<em>INDESIGN</em> #79 out now! The ‘City Futures’ issue

INDESIGN #79 out now! The ‘City Futures’ issue

Featuring a huge range of perspectives, opinions, projects and people, the ‘City Futures’ edition of the magazine unpacks the most pressing and timely conversations for the future of our cities.

<em>Civilization: The Way We Live Now</em> captures urban life and the human condition

Civilization: The Way We Live Now captures urban life and the human condition

Now open at NGV Australia, Civilization: The Way We Live Now is a photographic exploration of the globalised world – including people, movement and of course buildings.

Meet Natalie Busch – HASSELL’s new principal

Meet Natalie Busch – HASSELL’s new principal

The newly appointed principal at HASSELL believes that designers have a social responsibility to create sustainable, healthy places for the next generation.

Ronan Bouroullec on urban daydreaming in Asia

Ronan Bouroullec on urban daydreaming in Asia

“I think we can always agree on that we miss nature,” shared Ronan Bouroullec about the Urban Daydreaming exhibition at HKDI Gallery, Studio Bouroullec’s first foray into the realm of urban design. We asked him to share more.