Six acres of new public space planned for Southbank

The City of Melbourne has unveiled artist’s impressions of its $35 million plan for over six acres of new public open space on Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, Southbank. The plans include 1.05 km of dedicated, separated bicycle lanes, water sensitive urban design and flood mitigation, upgraded tram and bus stops, including the potential for ‘green’ tram tracks, improved biodiversity and a critical neighbourhood space for Southbank.

Preserved plants: flora that lasts (almost) forever

Preserved plants provide real greenery that needs no sun or water, that lasts years. Stem & Stamen founder, Fleur Anderson, discusses the technology which allows plants an almost eternal life.

Sibling Architecture a finalist in Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

Six finalists have been announced in the esteemed Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, including architecture collective Sibling.

The social science of hotel design

ADR chats to social scientist and founder of Hatch Analytics, Monica Parker, to find out how human behaviour plays a role in design.

Will your building plans meet Victoria’s new garden area requirement?

An architecture for the 21st century: Andrew Waugh on building with timber