The new village: ageing and suburban planning
The family home of the future may not be a single, monolithic structure at all, but a collection of interdependent units that together function as a modular whole.
Citizen cities: ageing and urban development
That our elders want in on the fun they spent so many years generating should come as no surprise. How do we ensure our cities enhance the well-being of its citizens?
Greenland Centre skips floors due to superstition
The Greenland Centre, a tower set for Sydney, is recorded as having 82 floors – but in actual fact will only have 66. Set to be the tallest residential building in Sydney, it will be without floors 4, 14, 24, 34, 40–49, 54, 64 or 74, a decision that can be attributed to Chinese superstition.
Designed for quality of life: In the loop with Infinity
Construction has begun on the Infinity building, a landmark $575-million mixed-use building in Sydney’s Green Square. Its designers, Koichi Takada Architects, have worked toward achieving maximum quality of life through the development’s unorthodox design.
Gold Coast Airport redesign set for takeoff
The Gold Coast Airport (Coolangatta) is set for a $300 million redevelopment designed by Cox Architecture, following its approval by the Australian Federal Government last month.
From winning to judging IDEA: Patrick Kennedy
Following architectural studio Kennedy Nolan’s IDEA 2014 award-winning St Kilda West house, the studio’s co-founder, Patrick Kennedy, was invited to judge IDEA 2015. The esteemed architect shares his thoughts on the importance of awards programs within the architecture and design sphere.
Cranbourne-Pakenham sky rail: a high or low for Melbourne planning?
Nine kilometres of the Cranbourne-Pakenham train line will be raised above ground to form a sky rail in a new plan by the Andrews’ Government, set to begin this year. Many are upset by the proposal – but will a sky rail be a positive or a negative for Melbourne’s south east?
Intra Muros: the spaces between buildings
Clearly, after all these years, the space between buildings is still the hot topic in urban planning.“The prime locations of the cities are built, so architects now deal with a lot of the residual spaces,” says Kai-Uwe Bergmann, senior partner at BIG.
Mixed-use apartment towers: a hub for everyone
Mixed-use developments such as Sydney’s The Esplanade cater to a growing population while providing amenities in a hub-like environment – linking the building with its residents as well as the wider public.
Will Melbourne Quarter’s sky park elevate community engagement?
Last week, Lendlease revealed its $1.9 billion urban plan for Melbourne Quarter, slated to become the green hub of a new Southern Cross Precinct.