Vertical Glass House gives a view of the sky
Along the west bank of Shanghai’s Huangpu River stands a 13.5-metre concrete tower. Yung Ho Chang and Atelier FCJZ’s Vertical Glass House is an inward-looking residence, both physically and metaphysically.
Archiblox brings modular to Avalon
Modular homes and buildings have experienced a local surge in recent years, with architects and builders alike turning to prefabricated solutions to facilitate speedier, more cost-effective builds.
Interpreting the Melbourne School of Design
The Melbourne School of Design (MSD) at the University of Melbourne, designed by John Wardle Architects in collaboration with Boston-based architecture studio NADAAA, has been described as ‘representing the values of the university’ as ‘built pedagogy’.
Rethinking height limits in Sydney
“Taller buildings have a smaller environmental footprint, they offer economies of scale and they can give us greater opportunities for housing,” says Liberal councillor Christine Forster, as Parramatta City Council pushes for skyscrapers up to 500 metres in height.
The folly of Fishermans Bend
With no mandatory height limits or minimum dwelling sizes, the rezoning of the country’s largest urban renewal site has been called “scandalous” by planning experts.
AIA Risk conference wrap-up
Dr Helen Norrie, one of the creative directors of the 2014 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, gives a comprehensive rundown of the 2015 event.
Slums, dormitories and penthouses: How high-rise is affecting liveability
Melbourne’s skyline is set to dramatically transform. The city is experiencing an unprecedented surge in high-rise construction, with more than 20 new skyscrapers taller than 200 metres being constructed or planned.
Historically, courthouses have been a means of alienating Aboriginal people from their community and place. Designed jointly by TAG Architects and iredale pedersen hook, the new Kununurra courthouse reflects the intersection of the justice system with Indigenous worldviews.
Culture at Risk: National Architecture Conference 2015
This year’s National Architecture Conference brought forth a diversity of ideology and opinion, emphatically expressed at the Culture panel discussion chaired by Andrew Mackenzie with panellists Deborah Saunt, Ian McDougall and Cynthia Davidson.
Shortlist announced for 2015 VIC Architecture Awards
The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has shortlisted 74 projects for the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards.