Mismanaged and in disrepair, many low-income housing complexes are nonetheless seen as important avatars of modern architecture. But are calls for their preservation forgetting those who matter most?
Even in the time of COVID-19, strong forces pull us back to the office.
Algorithms can now work out the best ways to lay out rooms, construct buildings and even change them over time to meet user needs.
The colour, size, shape and weight of your cutlery and crockery affect how you eat. Your popcorn can seem saltier and your coffee sweeter.
China’s ban on ‘copycat’ architecture goes to the heart of architectural traditions.
Beyond buying a fish tank or house plants, there are a number of creative ways to bring nature’s calming effects into your home.
Are facilities that produce necessities like energy and clean water doomed to be ugly? Not when artists and landscape architects help design them.
Studying bird evolution has led to engineering innovations, including drones that can fly sideways and backwards, and silent wind turbines.
Everything is political. And that includes typefaces, write two scholars who found that people see one group of typeface styles as liberal, another group of styles as conservative.
Design bloggers have long had creeping suspicion of a more monolithic web, so a team of researchers decided to analyze the aesthetics of nearly 10,000 websites.
Designers, engineers, makers and doctors worldwide have used 3D printing to produce products such as face shields, face masks, ventilator components, hands-free door openers and nasal swabs.
Far from alarmist, images of the coronavirus seem to communicate patience and trust in science – both of which will be needed in the coming weeks and months.
Green is lethal: the colour of radioluminescent paint, arsenic and chlorine gas. It is also the colour of crime fiction paperbacks.
Federal building guidelines say that ‘development of an official style must be avoided’ – which is exactly what a leaked executive order is trying to do.
Our climate is changing – and so must architecture.
Rackets have come a long way since the first tennis tournaments.
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.
With bright colours and a celebration of Australiana, designers Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson came to define Australian fashion. A new exhibition traces their nearly 50 years of creation.