The typical car is parked 95% of the time.
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As many cities grapple with the housing crisis, some places are rewriting regulations and finding creative ways to repurpose these hulking masses of concrete that suck up valuable real estate.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for millionaire Huntington Hartford’s Hollywood Hills house.
New photorealistic renderings of designs that are more than 60 years old raise important questions about the value of 3D imagery and the original designs themselves.
The public bar at Hancock’s Essendon Hotel, photographed around 1938.
Harold Paynting Collection, State Library of Victoria.
Would it lessen the ‘Australianness’ of the 20th century pub if we understood the ‘lavatory’ tiles in a broader context?
New Zealand’s acute mental health facilities are not fit for purpose. Although many inpatients are grateful for medication, they lament the lack of access to psychologists and therapeutic activities.
Customers ride escalators designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas at the Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship in New York in 2019.
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When we visit city streets, shops or malls during the holiday season, is it spending money that we like? Or is it about experiencing our surroundings?
Spa bath in a complex designed by architect Peter Zumthor over thermal springs in the Vals Valley, Switzerland.
Stimuli such as light and shadow and our perception of the passage of time matter to architects interested in the branch of philosophy known as phenomenology.
From building planning to heritage restoration and advance surveillance, drones are set to change the face of our cities – here’s how.
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.