Up, up and away: sustainable skyscrapers

With inner-city space at an increasing premium, many believe the only solution is to reach for the skies. But how do we ensure these tall and super-tall skyscrapers are truly sustainable?

How architects can take advantage of virtual reality

The rise of virtual reality presents a number of opportunities to architects, including huge advantages when presenting your ideas to builders and clients. Meanwhile, the commercialisation of this technology has brought it into the hands of almost anyone with a smartphone and as little as $50.

A touching solution: access control solutions for sufferers of dementia

Access control for people with dementia and related conditions is a significant issue for those creating the infrastructure where sufferers will live, reports Shayne Bamford. Lateral thinking has led to the development of a product and system that makes it all that much easier.

Big World Home: like IKEA for houses

“We’re excited to be launching one of the most progressive, socially oriented, community driven housing projects that Australia has ever seen, at a time when new options in affordable housing have never been more vital,” says architect Alexander Symes. The Big World Homes can be built in days using only a hammer and a drill.

Mirvac sets the scene for a smart building future

Jewellery for the bathroom

Bathroom Butler is a leading manufacturer of bathroom accessories and heated towel rails. Bathroom Butler is progressively changing the way home owners perceive their bathrooms with the appliances and accessories they choose to install.

Aussie design curbs pedestrian danger