Freestate’s Adam Scott on smart cities vs human cities

"I think across the world, whether in Australia, Shenzhen or Songdo, city makers are in danger of fetishising the power of technology and infrastructure to create the most efficient and effective human service environments, ultimately losing sight of what cities are all about: the experiences of people being people."

SJB Architects and Aspect Studios release first look at Parramatta Civic Link proposal

The Parramatta Civic Link proposal by SJB and Aspect Studios features a 500m park running linearly across the north-south axis and cutting through the CBD.

An architectural maverick: Dan Phillips

While some would dismiss his work as fanciful, Dan Phillips is proving how architects can close the loop.

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

ADR talks to Waugh about the future of CLT and why architects of the 21st century should be sitting up and taking notice.

Dulux releases declarations on the environmental impact of each paint

In a first for Australian paint companies, Dulux Australia has published and released in-depth environmental documentation, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), on its products.

Made by design: 2017 Shaw Contract Design Awards open for entries

ADR takes a look back at the past three Australian Global Awards winners of the Shaw Contract Design Awards, each with a unique design story to tell.

Melbourne Quarter to include restoration of 126-year-old wall

A historically significant wall is to be restored as part of Lendlease’s 6.1 acre Melbourne Quarter development. Constructed in 1890 by Victorian Railways, the 174 metre bluestone retaining wall on Flinders Street marks the site of Batman’s Hill and John Batman’s first home, constituting an important slice of Melbourne’s history. Before World War II, the […]

Clarke Hopkins Clarke designs village for children in Kenya

Melbourne architecture practice ClarkeHopkinsClarke has designed a village which helps to empower disadvantaged children and alleviate poverty in Kenya. The ever-growing village is the brainchild of Dean Landy, a partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke, and the founder of the ‘for-purpose’ organisation One Heart Foundation which operates the project. Currently, One Heart Village hosts a primary school with […]

The sustain pedal with Jan O’Connor

Image above, Smith House by environa studio, features optimum orientation and solar access. Image courtesy the architect. Jan O’Connor of environa studio, an expert in the world of sustainability, discusses the intangible new parameters qualifying sustainability. Gillian Serisier: Five years ago sustainability meant solar panels. But now we’re at a very different place in the […]

Designing a winning legacy for sporting facilities

John Pauline of HASSELL discusses designing sporting stadiums that are useful to their host city long after the event they were built for is over.

Nightingale 3 calling for support

In a call-to-arms, the grass roots oriented development group is asking for letters of support for its third project to be sent to the government.