Gardens in the sky
Urban convenience and million dollar views make apartment living desirable, but how do we replicate the intrinsic natural benefits of green space above ground?
Working within limited footprints and restrictive spaces, small projects say much about the art of architecture and creative space making.
The art of the apartment at Darling Point
Chenchow Little Architects has found solutions that are both practical and delightful in this Sydney apartment, with the brief calling for a sense of surprise and a space to display the client’s vast art collection.
Tim Greer of TZG reveals his picks for Sydney Open this weekend
The director of Tonkin Zulaikha Greer gives his top five suggestions for the most intriguing buildings and inspiring works of architecture to check out at Sydney Open 2015.
Who will win big at the National Architecture Awards tomorrow?
With the National Architecture Awards on tomorrow, we recap this year’s shortlist of the most exemplary projects across Australia.
Sue Barnsley on playful landscapes
In Melbourne recently for This Public Life festival, organised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA), engaging landscape architect Sue Barnsley speaks to us about her award-winning Jubilee Playground project in Glebe.
Are these Australia’s worst planning decisions?
Melbourne’s former planning minister Matthew Guy – aptly dubbed ‘Mr Skyscraper’ – approved some debatable planning decisions for the city. Regrettably however, issues stemming from the development of poorly planned high-rises are an Australia-wide concern.
The art of architecture with Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline
Based in Sydney, Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline have been collaborating on situated public art projects and space activation through design and architecture since 2008. Penny Craswell speaks to the creative pair for AR142 – Residential.
Short and sweet: SAF Shorts film festival
Few artforms can transport us as easily as film. Peter Salhani reviews the the inaugural Sydney Architecture Festival Shorts film competition, which screened as part of a full day of public events and talks on The Goods Line for the recent SAF.
Tiny houses, big queues
With popular TV series Tiny House Nation now onto season four, and dedicated small space living festivals in Quebec and the US attracting many thousands of visitors, tiny houses are big overseas. But what potential do they have for Australian neighbourhoods?