Aerial view of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new SANAA - designed building, 2022.
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Sydney Modern at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is a spectacular achievement – but going forward, funding is required for more than rammed earth, glass, bricks and mortar.
Bioarchitecture draws on design principles from nature to construct buildings that work in ways that help tackle climate change and reverse environmental damage.
We hope our work can help shape building planning and design. That could be classrooms that help us concentrate, or hospital waiting rooms that reduce our anxiety.
Aerial photograph of the Sydney Modern Project construction site, taken on September 7 2022.
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The ‘Sydney Modern expansion’ seems a fitting description of a building that effectively doubles the size of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Lagos skyline.
A transcript of an episode of The Conversation Weekly published on September 15, 2022.
Windcatchers in Iran use natural air flow to keep buildings cool.
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Most of us would rather not think about the fact that we’re immersed in an electromagnetic soup of radio waves.
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Hiding in plain sight, they’re subtle reminders that we’re being watched, tracked, studied.
Which lesson should the technology field take from architecture: modernist efficiency or ‘living structure’?
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The late Christopher Alexander’s groundbreaking work on patterns has informed the development of technology for decades, but it’s the architect’s later work that holds the key to a healthier digital life.
Riverbanks are reinforced to reduce flood risks, but these techniques reduce biodiversity and limit public accessibility.
The sustainable and inclusive development of the St. Lawrence River is essential. A prolonged laissez-faire attitude will have harmful consequences on people and the environment.
Successful housing projects for people living with disabilities have inviting communal spaces, private individual dwellings, commercial opportunities for residents and on-site support.
Hospital design shifted in the 20th century as hospitals moved from being places for treating disease and injury to being centres of health systems.
The theory of supportive design considers
positive distraction, perceptions of control and social support.
The Julian Sreet Inn, Shelter for the Homeless, in San Jose, Calif., designed by Christopher Alexander.
Architect Christopher Alexander’s work will continue to be important not only for designing buildings but also in light of contemporary debates about how data always comes from specific settings.
Building houses better at withstanding the impacts of climate change is one way we can protect ourselves in the face of future catastrophic conditions.
In 2017, Diébédo Francis Kéré was commissioned to build the 17th annual Serpentine Pavillion, in London.
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The west African master has been awarded for his lifelong focus on grassroots architecture and empowering local communities.
What the world stands to lose due to Putin’s unprovoked war.
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The Spanish word ‘destierra’ describes the psychological trauma of being uprooted, displaced or dispossessed from a loved place.
It’s time to rethink these physical environments with peoples’ fundamental human needs at the heart of design.
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Pubs like the John Curtin Hotel are more than just buildings – the loss of the hotel would also be a loss of our living cultural memory.
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Between the first and second world wars, Australia’s high-end architecture was strongly influenced by exotic scenery from Hollywood’s rapidly accelerating movie industry.
Naturalistic thinking has long helped humanity grapple with complex urban predicaments. What role can it play today?