Australian Design Centre celebrates creativity during COVID-19

The Australian Design Centre has opened their Design/Isolate exhibition: a collection of pandemic journals from over 60 designers and creatives. The arts and creative industries have been hit hard by the pandemic, with closures and social distancing restrictions leaving limited opportunities to exhibit and sell work. Yet, designers and creative thinkers are also uniquely equipped […]

COVID-19 prompts government spending on housing programs

Four billion dollars in new or expedited funding for 98 housing program initiatives were announced by Australian governments due to the coronavirus pandemic between March and June 2020. The new report from AHURI, ‘Policy coordination and housing outcomes during COVID-19’, led by researchers from Swinburne University of Technology analysed the scale and range of policy […]

Flexibility is the key to the new working landscape

Herman Miller’s Kirsten Brown on why businesses need to focus on flexibility and agility in the new normal. Workplace design for COVID and beyond will need to accommodate changes to the set-up of the office space and the people who utilise it. With restrictions easing all over Australia, organisations are now looking at the safest […]

The office isn’t dead, but will be 20% smaller says Unispace

Workplace design specialists Unispace have created a predictive tool that models expected office re-occupancy levels post-COVID-19 and provides space allocation recommendations.  The Predictive Analytics Tool (PAT) leverages 3.2 million data points from the Bureau of Labour Statistics to help businesses across industries prepare for their return to the office.  The tool is able to forecast […]

K-3 artistic director and designer Kenzo Takada dies aged 81

“We’re here to live, not to defy death. Our architecture should do the same” – Koichi Takada