Knowledge

Plunder our brains and the brains of global experts in our Knowledge section. Find out the latest news, trends and ideas across every area of design thinking and practice including interiors, buildings, precincts and cities.


Read the article Postal survey from Hames Sharley Place Creation
12 Sep 2017

Postal survey

By Pete Kempshall

Andrew Choate’s Instagram page is a celebration of bollards that features dozens of examples from the very basic to the impossibly ornate. Check them out – the account already has 49,000 followers.

Read the article Countering the counter-measures from Hames Sharley ArchitextureCity Vision
12 Sep 2017

Countering the counter-measures

By Pete Kempshall

When unsightly concrete blocks were placed on the streets of Melbourne and Sydney, intended to provide security against terror attacks, the public outcry was vociferous and immediate. But never mind the bollards, because safety measures shouldn’t have to spoil the streetscape…

Read the article Save My Soul: Refurbishing a Heritage Listed Building from Hames Sharley Work, Learn, Heal
12 Sep 2017

Save My Soul: Refurbishing a Heritage Listed Building

By Vanessa McDaid with Melissa Hughes

Architectural character is created by the aesthetic components of the building, such as unity, composition, contract and scale.

But what gives it soul? And how do buildings retain their soul throughout decades of use and multiple refurbishments?

Read the article Function and form in protecting buildings from earthquakes from Hames Sharley Place Creation
12 Sep 2017

Function and form in protecting buildings from earthquakes

By Michael Cooper

As Mexico recovers from the devastating effects of its recent earthquake, The Malay Mail has reported on a Japanese innovation that looks to add protective functionality to buildings while introducing an aesthetically pleasing, sleek design motif.

Read the article Urban growth creates a perfect storm for flooding from Hames Sharley Place Creation
12 Sep 2017

Urban growth creates a perfect storm for flooding

By Michael Cooper

Extreme weather conditions have made news headlines in the past month, with major hurricanes making landfall in large parts of America. As floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey receded, The New York Times reported that much of the damage to infrastructure could have been avoided.

Read the article  Would you bring your mom here..? Part 2 from Hames Sharley New Marketplace
08 Sep 2017

Would you bring your mom here..? Part 2

By David McCarroll

​In the concluding part of his essay, David McCarroll looks at some of the reasons that consumers make their choices and why this will always keep the retail centre relevant.

Read the article Who Gives a Crap? A Lot of Us, Apparently from Hames Sharley Work, Learn, Heal
08 Sep 2017

Who Gives a Crap? A Lot of Us, Apparently

By Vanessa McDaid

There is a motza to be made in the sustainability industry, according to the successes of some of Australia’s leading sustainability entrepreneurs.

Dana McCauley reports that two such winners are KeepCups and Who Gives a Crap.

Read the article Retrofitting, Refurbishing and Repositioning: How Older Buildings Can Become Relevant Again from Hames Sharley City Vision
23 Aug 2017

Retrofitting, Refurbishing and Repositioning: How Older Buildings Can Become Relevant Again

By Darren Bilsborough

All buildings age and what was once an A grade building is eventually downgraded until its inevitable slide into obsolescence. That is unless it is retrofitted, refurbished and repositioned back to its former glory - and that’s where Building Upgrade Finance comes in…