Master Builders Australia calls for consensus to arrest economic decline

Master Builders Australia seeks a National Cabinet consensus to deal cohesively and practically with the tension between the health and economic impact of the virus is the overwhelming imperative to be drawn from the 7% fall in June quarter GDP.  “This is a fundamental requirement to instilling the confidence necessary to arrest the shocking drops […]

How COVID-19 will change aged care design

Associate director and seniors living leader at Hames Sharley, Gary Mackintosh explores how aged care design will balance resident’s emotional and physical health post COVID-19. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of seniors’ living providers, especially those offering residential aged care, has been literally on staying alive and protecting their staff and […]

How will COVID-19 change hospitality design?

Associate director at Carr, Rosie Morley explores the trends in hospitality design that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and how the sector should respond to an increased appetite for escapist experiences. We are experiencing the biggest global experiment of our times – forcing swift change and a rapid uptake into future technologies and […]

The kitchen makes a comeback during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to has led to a resurgence of the once dwindling kitchen space as the centrepiece of the home. The home kitchen looked like it was on its way out. First, the walls came down, turning the separated family kitchen into an open-plan living space. Next, full gas stovetops, ovens and […]

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

Rise of the 20-minute neighbourhood