Reviewing RIBA’s City Health Report: Was Le Corbusier Right?
The report includes useful information for city planners, such as the idea that in general, it is quality and not quantity of public space that is the biggest factor when it comes to encouraging people to walk instead of taking transport.
Author: Rory Stott
The stadiums of Sochi
Here’s a look at four out of the eleven purpose-built venues within the ‘Coastal Cluster’ Olympic park at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Author: Karissa Rosenfield
Cities of the future
Kent Larson, director of the MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, will be in Australia to discuss how his team is finding better ways for people to live in the ever-expanding cities around the world.
BioMason creates innovative organic bricks
The company says that unlike traditional building materials that rely on natural resources, its new product is made using natural biological cements, which makes it not only environment-friendly but also durable and high-strength.
Image courtesy: BioMason
New York City’s street transformation from the Bloomberg era
Photos show how extensively Mayor Bloomberg updated New York City’s built environment.
Design Hotels unveils five new deluxe suites
Designed by some of the most talented design experts in the world, the new flagship suites are located in hotels across London, Paris, Oslo, Khao Lak and Kappl.
Dragonfly – A Perched Retreat
The Dragonfly project at Broken Head, south of Byron Bay, involves the addition of a bedroom/studio space with an en suite sauna, patio, deck and outdoor shower to an existing holiday home.
Architect: Built-Environment Practice
Text: Michael Parsons
AR launches its Under Construction Almanac
AR is launching a new video series – to run in conjunction with our recurring Under Construction section in the magazine – looking at buildings in the construction phase.
Review: Coast Modern
‘Coast Modern’ is an accessible, carefully curated overview of important Modernist homes located along the northwest coastline of North America, writes Melonie Bayl-Smith.
Lavender Bay Boatshed
The conversion of the old boatsheds at Lavender Bay in Sydney demonstrates Stephen Collier’s meticulously conscious approach.