“We’ve declared, but what’s next?” – Architects Declare to hold a series of talks in Melbourne and Sydney

Architects will join academics and campaigners to consider how the industry should respond to the climate emergency at two Architects Declare events next week. The first meeting is in Sydney on 18 February 2020 at the Hassell Studio, and will feature a talk by outgoing International Living Futures Institute CEO Amanda Sturgeon. The organisation is behind […]

Design for a changing climate – fire and community resilience

Communities in Australia and California share connected experiences as they face climate-related threats, especially fire. But how much have we really learned about designing places that will serve us well during times of disaster? Californian RCH Studio’s director Greg Kochanowski and Hassell’s San Francisco principal Richard Mullane discuss how the global design community can support disaster […]

Are laneways the answer to densifying our cities beautifully?

Last year, green magazine and MINI invited architects to explore the potential of laneways as part of MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0. The architects were provided with a brief to design an independent dwelling on a piece of land carved from a suburban Melbourne block. The goal was to create affordable housing in the inner […]

“Do you really need a laundry?” – James Legge, pondering the future of Australia’s cities

It’s the Aussie dream to have the big house with all the amenities, a garden and a pool, but in our current property market, James Legge from National Sustainability Award winning-practice Six Degrees says for many of us, it’ll never be anything more than that – a dream. In the latest ABS Residential Property Price […]

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

Australian architects follow UK and declare climate emergency