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Wellness-driven cities can be an antidote to loneliness

Wellness-driven cities can be an antidote to loneliness

What makes a healthy town centre in 2022? HDR director, Alex Wessling, comments on how important it is for architects to place wellness at the very centre of neighbourhood and town centre design.

“We want more green space, less traffic”: The case for placemaking in Perth

“We want more green space, less traffic”: The case for placemaking in Perth

Buchan’s Andre Jones outlines five factors that will positively impact on the design evolution of Perth. From policy to population, biophilic measures and sense of place. Read Andre’s insights here.

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.

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.

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.

“AACC will be a building of the 21st century, flexing to curation, use and time”

“AACC will be a building of the 21st century, flexing to curation, use and time”

Concept designs by Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot for a new Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide have been revealed.

Behold the timeless winning design for Pier Pavilion, Sydney

Behold the timeless winning design for Pier Pavilion, Sydney

Jessica Spresser may be an emerging Australian architect but her design for Pier Pavilion — a new public pavilion to be developed at Barangaroo, Sydney — is timeless.

When did placemaking become a private business matter?

When did placemaking become a private business matter?

For whom and for what reasons do we make ‘places’? Could a more inclusive approach to placemaking improve social connections and opportunities?

Architectus leads Western Sydney in a sustainable direction

Architectus leads Western Sydney in a sustainable direction

In cahoots with Bligh Tanner and Sydney Water, Architectus has explored urban typologies and stormwater management, with a look to shape a sustainable urban environment in Western Parkland City.

Fender Katsalidis and SOM win bid to design Silicon Valley, down under

Fender Katsalidis and SOM win bid to design Silicon Valley, down under

Fender Katsalidis and SOM’s triumphant design for Central Place, a $2.5 billion commercial development as part of Sydney Tech Central, has been unveiled.

Celebrating the launch of Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne

Celebrating the launch of Architectus Urban Design and Planning Melbourne

Victorian design just got better! Renowned design firms Architectus has launched its Urban Design and Planning arm for the city of Melbourne.