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The opera house is raised on a terraced platform, away from the shore like an island amphitheatre. Terence Wong from www.shutterstock.com

Why the Sydney Opera House is a little overcooked

Construction should have stopped once the roofs were erected. Any citizen could then have walked up to the terraced amphitheatre, sat down and gazed back at the country from this shrine to the nation.
How will it fit in? Every new development should consider the existing neighbourhood character. Tod Jones

When gentrification lacks empathy: a case study

The Melbourne suburb of Richmond is prime inner-city real estate, but the community is paying a price for redevelopment that jars with the existing neighbourhood.
Tile detail of RMIT’s Building 8, one of Peter Corrigan’s most famous designs. Rob Deutscher/Flickr

Remembering Peter Corrigan: a life of movement, energy and integrity

Peter Corrigan, one of Australia's most influential architects, died last week. A man of endless enthusiasm and curiosity, he shaped Melbourne's cityscape and influenced a generation of architects.
A quirk in the planning rules enabled the Primaries Warehouse in Fremantle to be redeveloped as a model of progressive higher-density design. Stuart Smith/Panoramio

Reinventing density: bending the rules can help stop urban sprawl

Exceptional projects can emerge when regulations are sensibly relaxed due to context. A Fremantle project is a model of progressive higher-density possibilities resulting from flexible planning rules.
Officer Woods’ competition entry shows how the wasted spaces of suburban road verges and front yards could be put to much better uses. Officer Woods

Reinventing density: overcoming the suburban setback

The front yards, footpaths and verges of Australian suburbs are spaces overdue for reinvention.
The Zelman Cowen award for Public Architecture was won by ARM Architecture for the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. John Gollings

Hope and aspiration at the National Architecture Awards

Architects around the country are still abuzz, discussing the outcomes of the Australian National Architecture Awards, announced last Thursday. My Instagram feed that night was all jittery, as the nominees…
More than cluster of people and buildings, urbanity is a concentration of encounters and connections. Diliff/Wikimedia Commons

What makes a city tick? Designing the ‘urban DMA’

We're still in the early days of understanding how cities work. But we do know that creative, healthy and productive cities have certain things in common - and it's all to do with their 'urban DMA'.

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