Read the article Retrofitting, Refurbishing and Repositioning: How Older Buildings Can Become Relevant Again from Hames Sharley
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...

Read the article What makes a BiodiverCity? from Hames Sharley
12 Jul 2017

What makes a BiodiverCity?

By Michael Cooper

Each of the most biodiverse countries around the globe shares a common trait – rapid urbanisation. In a recent piece The Guardian have attempted calculate which city is the world’s most biodiverse and found some interesting results…

Read the article Breathing space from Hames Sharley
12 Jul 2017

Breathing space

By Matt Seddon

Creating ‘buildings that breathe’ is an ideal for designing in the subtropics – but it’s also a worthwhile goal in any climate.

Read the article More than just vegeburgers… from Hames Sharley
26 Jun 2017

More than just vegeburgers…

By Pete Kempshall

While some parts of the scientific community are looking at using cultured meat to solve a potential world food crisis, others have decided that the way to ensure the world has all the protein it needs is by cutting out the middle… er, animal.

Read the article The Price Ain’t Right from Hames Sharley
18 May 2017

The Price Ain’t Right

By Pete Kempshall

Affordable housing has become a major issue in recent years. Last week’s budget did little to alleviate the problem for first-home buyers, amounting to not much more than tinkering to provide the illusion of change…

Read the article Moral machines from Hames Sharley
14 Feb 2017

Moral machines

By Sally Raphael

New technology raises a myriad of questions about how the design of our cities will change to accommodate them. But what is of increasing interest is how machines will be programmed to make difficult, even moral, decisions…

Read the article From off grid homes to high-rises from Hames Sharley
14 Feb 2017

From off grid homes to high-rises

By Kate Fuller

Move over driverless cars, Tesla are ready to make an even bigger impact on our lives, our cities and our homes, with their recently announced off grid solar technology offer.

But how will this accessible new solar technology impact our lives, economy, environment and our architecture?

Read the article Driverless cities – preparing for a transport revolution from Hames Sharley
12 Feb 2017

Driverless cities – preparing for a transport revolution

By Kate Fuller

With driverless cars already taking to the roads in Pittsburg, San Francisco and even on trial in Adelaide, the autonomous vehicle revolution is upon us – whether we like it or not.

But as Managing Director of one of Australia’s leading urban planning and architecture firms, Hames Sharley, Caillin Howard asks – how will this revolution impact our cities and our societies?