Fender Katsalidis becomes Australia’s largest carbon neutral-certified practice

Fender Katsalidis has become the country’s largest architecture practice to receive carbon neutral certification this week. Carbon neutral certification has been available to Australian businesses since 2010 and is issued by Climate Active – an ongoing partnership between the Australian government and businesses to drive voluntary climate action. The certification is awarded to those that […]

Ten architect-designed gardens that feel like sanctuaries

It’s hard to think of a better way to spend a few moments on a Monday than soothing the soul with some beautifully designed gardens. Across the globe, architects and designers are putting pen to paper to create what can be best described as spatial shorthands for sanctuary. From local parks to outdoor museums and city […]

Holcim Australia unveils low carbon ECOPact concrete

Global building materials and aggregates company Holcim has just released its new low carbon ECOPact concrete onto the Australian market. Unveiled in April 2021, ECOPact reduces embodied carbon by 30 to 60 per cent, using “upcycled waste by-products” in place of natural resources. Holcim designed the product after pledging to achieve net zero carbon emissions […]

ASPECT Studios creates playful curvaceous sky park in Chengdu

ASPECT Studios has designed a multi-level linear sky park filled with curved pools and impromptu performance spaces in Chengdu, China. Dubbed the HyperLane, the 2.4-kilometre park links the Chengdu fast train station with the city’s music and arts university district. The site in China’s Sichuan province was originally a series of “derelict walled spaces” that […]

The rise of the pergola, water gardens and Australiana: landscape design trends for 2020

Six projects tackling climate change and setting the agenda in sustainable design