Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) announced the winners yesterday, including ASPECT Studios who took home three prizes fresh off its previous win at the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards.
Making public space playful: Medibank Place
With green spaces bound by timber seats and decking, and stepped topographical structures, HASSELL’s Medibank landscape brings an organic textural diversity to an area laden with concrete, offering respite from the offices.
Bijoy Jain’s 2016 MPavilion design released
“I want the MPavilion to be the scaffolding that provides a creative space that suspends visitors between earth, ground, and sky,” explains renowned Indian architect Bijoy Jain, of his highly anticipated design for the 2016 MPavilion.
Higher life expectancy and expectations
Robert Puflett, Sydney studio leader and partner at ThomsonAdsett, says that seniors are becoming increasingly concerned with access and location as opposed to ownership – and are no longer willing to compromise the lifestyle they’ve become accustomed to when moving into an aged care facility.
World’s first Tesla town to be built in Melbourne
Is this the green suburb of the future? Using Elon Musk’s groundbreaking Powerwall technology, a new development planned for inner city Melbourne is set to become a sustainable battery-powered precinct.
Zaha Hadid’s built legacy: skyscrapers
“I am sure that as a woman I can do a very good skyscraper,” said the late Hadid, whose work remains a force of creative inspiration in a masculine domain. While high-rise was an important sector for the startchitect, many of her designs don’t look exactly like typical high-rises. This week begins an online architectural retrospective series on Hadid which originally appeared in AR145 – Future.
Longer lives, higher expectations: the future of seniors living design
“Baby boomers will no longer tolerate residential care environments that mirror hospitals rather than homes,” says Hamilton Wilson, director of Wilson Architects.
Architecture for Humanity sued for $3 million
It is now being reported that AFH’s board and founding members are being sued for the alleged mismanagement of funds.
The architecture of ageing
Designing for an ageing population is traditionally synonymous with assisted living and retirement communities, models of isolation and dependency. The economic and financial implications aside, these environments have often perpetuated an array of particularly ominous conditions.
Habitat: balancing work, life, and the environment | Australian Design Review
“The masterplan is where the real smarts of the project lies – there is in-built permeability to the surrounding areas, dual frontages to dwellings to allow the live/work idea to flourish, community facilities, and a wetland for the native Wallam froglets.” Architect Dominic Finlay-Jones talks ADR through Habitat, Byron Bay’s new mixed-use business hub.