With the devaluation of digital fabrication owing to its overuse, it is the responsibility of designers to reintroduce value into designs by synthesising multiple and complementary sources through innovative methods.
While there is no getting away from what some see as the less interesting aspects of a project, such as detailing and construction drawings, there is no doubt that employees are more motivated when they feel truly engaged.
A piece from one of ADR’s contributing online editorial assistants where the author attempts to find the line of separation between art and architecture using Stephen Bram’s latest project as an example.
A satirical piece from one of our contributing online editorial assistants on the proliferation of branded sheds (consumer ‘icons’) and how they have come to dominate the cityscape of Australia’s rural cities and townships.
The report includes useful information for city planners, such as the idea that in general, it is quality and not quantity of public space that is the biggest factor when it comes to encouraging people to walk instead of taking transport.
Author: Rory Stott
If you want to be a ‘global architect’, to chase award-winning projects and work side by side with inspiring people, you have to be proactive and flexible. Opportunity exists everywhere and once you know what you want, you can and should choose your seat.
Authors: Philippa Weston and Bronwyn Marshall
Kent Larson, director of the MIT Media Lab’s Changing Places group, will be in Australia to discuss how his team is finding better ways for people to live in the ever-expanding cities around the world.
The company says that unlike traditional building materials that rely on natural resources, its new product is made using natural biological cements, which makes it not only environment-friendly but also durable and high-strength.
Image courtesy: BioMason
The Dragonfly project at Broken Head, south of Byron Bay, involves the addition of a bedroom/studio space with an en suite sauna, patio, deck and outdoor shower to an existing holiday home.
Architect: Built-Environment Practice
Text: Michael Parsons
Are today’s designers really integrating environmental considerations throughout their work, and to what extent are clients’ attitudes towards sustainable design shifting? Elana Castle talks to a number of designers about the long-term environmental impact of their work.