28-30 Apr 2020
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Architecture

A HEAD FOR HEIGHTS

May 31, 2019 Architecture

Sydney-based Structural Engineer, Angus McFarlane was the Structural Director on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Here he shares some of the challenges of working on the tallest human-made object ever built.

Catering to the nation’s desire for luxury property

May 1, 2019 Architecture

Australians’ obsession with luxury is set to continue as the nation is enduring a sustained rise in Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI) and High Net Worth Individuals

Going Underground

Mar 28, 2019 Architecture

Basement car parks are generally a given when apartments are built. Shared by numerous residents, these basement areas allow a resident to move easily from their cars to their front door via a lift.

House sized apartments

Mar 27, 2019 Architecture

When apartments were first introduced to Australia in the early to mid 1990s, many were pint-sized. For those looking for something larger, two small apartments were often amalgamated to form one.

Remarkable alpine architecture amongst Australia’s Snowy Mountains

Jan 23, 2019 Architecture

Alpine architecture has been with us since the Inuit created homes from hides spread over whalebone frames and insulated with snow.

New configuration courtyard-style homes

Jan 14, 2019 Architecture

Courtyard-style homes aren’t a new phenomenon, appearing every few decades in different configurations. In the 1950s and ‘60s, these homes often appeared with flat roofs and were often single-storey in form.

Terrace Houses: Making do with less

Dec 10, 2018 Architecture

In Victorian times and well into the 20th century, families lived in single-fronted cottages. After the Second World War, the idea of having a large back garden took hold with the mantra that fresh air could only be found in the suburbs.

Inner city: Adjusting to a different light

Nov 20, 2018 Architecture

People moving to the inner city often come with expectations from their suburban homes: unimpeded green views, natural light flooding all rooms and a sense of space. However, many inner-city homes often take the form of terraces, with party walls rather than driveways separating them.

Page Turner: A new architectural bookshop has opened its doors in Sydney

Nov 7, 2018 Architecture

We all love books, but architects seem to have a special affinity for the written word, beautiful photographs, and drawings. This passion is what drove Adam Haddow, a director with SJB, to take a gamble and open his own architectural bookshop in Crown Street, Surry Hills.

The Right Balance of Security

Oct 31, 2018 Architecture

High fences and closed shutters may suggest a well-secured and protected home, but these features often do the exact opposite. “Once someone jumps the fence, there’s little or no surveillance, except for perhaps the security systems once inside, that’s if they’re activated,” says architect Reno Rizzo, director of Inarc Architects, who suggests that passive surveillance is often sidestepped. “A high hedge just allows an intruder to go undetected,” he adds.

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