The debate: insourcing versus outsourcing
To insource or outsource: that is the question. John Wardle and Lindsay Urquhart Riba debate the pros and cons.
Brain trust: why is architecture a male-dominated industry?
AR asks a panel of experts in the industry to respond to the question: architecture has long been a male dominated industry. Why do you think this is and is it changing?
Friendly Advice – designing a friend’s home?
When it comes to mixing business and pleasure, designing a friend’s house can be fraught with difficulties. MEZZANINE talks to Michelle Skinner, principal of Melbourne-based practice Designmas, about the issues and the solutions.
Balancing the gender scales: women in architecture
Penny Craswell dives into the gender imbalance in architecture and explores the ways it can be overcome.
Cranbourne-Pakenham sky rail: a high or low for Melbourne planning?
Nine kilometres of the Cranbourne-Pakenham train line will be raised above ground to form a sky rail in a new plan by the Andrews’ Government, set to begin this year. Many are upset by the proposal – but will a sky rail be a positive or a negative for Melbourne’s south east?
What happens at WAF
Chris Bosse, principal of LAVA, and Eva Krane, cultural attaché at bleux design studio, share their notes from this year’s World Architecture Festival in Singapore.
Are these Australia’s worst planning decisions?
Melbourne’s former planning minister Matthew Guy – aptly dubbed ‘Mr Skyscraper’ – approved some debatable planning decisions for the city. Regrettably however, issues stemming from the development of poorly planned high-rises are an Australia-wide concern.
Tiny houses, big queues
With popular TV series Tiny House Nation now onto season four, and dedicated small space living festivals in Quebec and the US attracting many thousands of visitors, tiny houses are big overseas. But what potential do they have for Australian neighbourhoods?