The mosque is where men and women and children go to pray. But, according to art historian Christiane Gruber, some make room for other, non-human creatures too.
Self-sufficiency, outdoor space and a home office will likely be high up the list in future.
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.
We spend 90% of our lives indoors, and every building has its own indoor microbiome. Can we learn to manage them in ways that support helpful microbes and suppress harmful ones?
COVID-19 is creating overwhelming needs for intensive care and testing facilities. An Australian team is developing purpose-built units that can be shipped and erected quickly, easily and cheaply.
Some architects don’t like the look of automatic doors, but that is hardly a reason not to mandate their use, given their safety.
In reacting to the pandemic, architecture can reclaim its impact by conceding its loss of connection with public health, looking beyond Western thinking for its references.
Built by Tamil immigrants almost 100 years ago, the temple has survived apartheid and urban decay to remain at the heart of its community.
Pretoria’s institutional buildings are majestic, but crumbling. Weskoppies, the first psychiatric hospital in the region, is a good example of the state of the city’s heritage architecture.
Around 1964, at the peak of his fame with the “Spatial City,” Friedman moved away from the drawing board — and instead began using math to prove his structures were products of careful reasoning.
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.
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?
Sydney’s historic buildings are facing increasing threats from developers. But we’re not just losing public ownership of our history – we’re losing our cultural spaces, too.
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.