Australia’s love and rediscovery of terrazzo floors form the foundation for a new exhibition.
Structures are built to withstand a normal range of conditions. But what’s ‘normal’ is changing rapidly.
Generic urban landscape design is damaging for people and nature: an ecomimicry approach instead encourages nature to flourish even in cities.
We can do better than building a village of glorified dongas. Smart quarantine can be much higher-tech, and more adaptable for future uses once the pandemic is over.
New barium sulphate-based paint could help reduce effects of climate change.
At the beginning of 2020, author John Willsteed had plans to revisit Barcelona’s towering Gaudí cathedral. He’s still planning and dreaming of its scale and detail.
All symmetrical lines and strict proportions, Enlightenment architecture believed that nature got in the way of reason.
A queen with a reputation for scandal, Marie Antoinette enjoyed her private spaces with a small circle of friends. A mirrored room kept the judgments of the outside world at bay.
What the famous physician of ancient Greece, Hippocrates, can teach us about post-pandemic architecture.
An architect and a therapist share tips for improving your home without sacrificing your relationship.
The Chichu Art Museum, on the Japanese island of Naoshima, is a breathtaking place to rethink the relationship between nature and people.
Remaking aged care in Australia starts with embracing people-centred design. Instead of the institutional model with its focus on restraint, we need to understand and design for people’s needs.
With the construction industry a major source of pollution and waste, rethinking how we use the built environment we have has never been more important. This French architect duo is showing the way
The British-Iraqi architect left behind a trail of extraordinary buildings. More than her built legacy, though, it is her maverick problem solving – and her determination – that continues to inspire
African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.
Our buildings and cities were not designed to handle a pandemic. But countries around the world are coming up with design ideas, some high-tech and some more basic, to reduce the infection risks.
The domed neoclassical Capitol building was inspired by European cathedrals and the Roman Pantheon – shrines to imperial power, not rule by and for the people.
People love to connect with nature and that’s possible with vertical gardens on high-rise developments. But gardens need a gardener to keep things under control.
We need to change how we imagine the cities of the future in order to respond to today’s concerns.
By missing out on chance encounters and observations that jolt ‘a-ha’ moments, new ideas, big and small, go undiscovered.