In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future.
Many Indigenous people tell us they find hospitals stressful, uncomfortable and alienating. Here's how good design can help.
The design of children's hospitals and other health facilities for young people have come a long way from the institutions of the past. Now, they're a place to reduce stress and support mental health.
Australia's hospitals have come a long way from the huts of convict times to the well thought-out spaces we see today.
As musuems are forced to face their colonial past, could a radically re-imagined museum become a place for genuine exchange, reconciliation and restitution?
Developers pay more tax to refurbish than demolish and rebuild – but there's a very easy fix.
As climate change intensifies, much of the nation's building stock will need upgrading to strengthen it against flooding, snowstorms and other weather hazards.
Bamboo has been used since ancient times for building, but only in recent decades has pioneering work in Bali inspired its wider use for substantial and enduring structures.
Often described by critics as dehumanising, depressing and oppressive, Brutalism is having a moment – especially on social media.
Two thirds of China's 900m rural residents are moving to cities. Now, architects are finding ways to preserve their built heritage, before it disappears.
This is how to design schools for autistic children.
Air conditioning requires energy, and contributes to global warming – here are five ways of cooling which won't cost the planet.
From building blocks made of fungus to self-healing concrete, architecture is using biotechnology to make buildings come alive.
Renewed interest in mid-century modern houses is more about substance than style. They represent the emergence of a new spirit and a coming of age in postwar Australia.
In a time of populist momentum to 'build a wall', your front fence says more than you think.
Sydney Schools weren't actually schools, but houses that embraced the native Australian landscape, and reacted to international modernism.
The proposal to redevelop Jamestown would not only occupy a prime site with historical significance, it would displace a large community along with their heritage, skills and traditions.
Glass has always been a notoriously energy inefficient building material – but an obsession with aesthetics led architects to ignore its shortcomings.
Ancient Rome and its empire had the concept of asylum at its heart. Its legacy provided inspiration for centres of power around the world, but today outsiders are no longer welcome.
Urban public spaces may be built to represent governments, but often become sites of protest.