Landscape architect and urban designer Ben Newell says the key in ensuring the city’s 2032 Olympics are the world’s first climate-positive games is to utilise urban designers. Urban designers and landscape architects are tasked with shaping the public spaces and buildings in our cities. Newell, based at Arcadia’s Brisbane firm, believes professionals in these design […]
Billard Leece Partnership (BLP) has launched ‘7& Up’, a six-year, student-led, adult-supported research program with the Port Melbourne Secondary College Community (PORT) that aims to create a pleasurable and stress-free schooling experience. The project follows the structure of the British documentary Seven Up! (1964) which chronicled the lives of 20 schoolchildren from the age of […]
Not making great design accessible to the wider community is a missed opportunity for architects and designers in Australia to enhance people’s lives, says Studio Tate director Carley Nicholls. “There’s so much that design can achieve and maximising those opportunities is really important,” Nicholls tells ADR. “You don’t just want it to be for the […]
As the lines between private and public domains increasingly blur, architecture is expanding notions of community with houses designed to be multifunctional and/or multigenerational, or play a wider role. Peter Salhani explores this blurring for MEZZANINE.