How to make time for more architecture and less ‘clerkitecture’

Project and information management is a key part of architecture. It may appear to have little connection with creating inspiring designs and ideas, but it is one of the most valuable processes in both the timely realisation of great buildings and the sustainable existence of an architecture practice. It’s even more important now that projects […]

Designing Melbourne Knowledge Week 2018

The Meat Market in North Melbourne has been transformed into a giant installation for Melbourne Knowledge Week (MKW18), the City of Melbourne’s annual festival that explores the future of Australia’s fastest growing city.  Designed by Grimshaw, the installation comprises approximately one square kilometre of fruit netting. The tensile structure has been manipulated to provide an […]

Margot Krasojević’s latest project is a positive energy hotel

Experimental architect and psychologist Margot Krasojević is known for designing structures that engage smart materials and sustainability and her latest project doesn’t disappoint: she is currently working on ‘the first renewable resource positive energy hotel’. The Harmonic Turbine Tidal hotel, located on Yalong Bay, on the island of Hainan in the South China seas, has been designed […]

How virtual reality is impacting the built environment

No longer just clever toys to thrill users in ‘show and tell’ situations, virtual and augmented realities can now have significant impacts on a business’ bottom line, reports Vanessa Choi. As AR has reported previously, “the commercialisation of virtual reality technology has brought a complex technology into the hands of almost anyone with a smartphone […]

Biophilic design built into new Melbourne Metro stations

Becoming smart about smart homes







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