Read the article Postal survey from Hames Sharley
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 Function and form in protecting buildings from earthquakes from Hames Sharley
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
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 The Open House Phenomenon: Opening the Door on Architecture from Hames Sharley
24 Jul 2017

The Open House Phenomenon: Opening the Door on Architecture

By Vanessa McDaid

Fancy an adventure exploring your city? Open House is an event in which buildings across a city throw open their doors to the public for one weekend each year, to enjoy the best architecture on offer.

Read the article Wholly cow!?! from Hames Sharley
23 Jun 2017

Wholly cow!?!

By Pete Kempshall

Its composition is the same as the stuff you’d carve off cattle, but is the world ready to eat meat created entirely in a laboratory? And if we could all be persuaded to chow down on faux-flesh, what would the effect be on the environment, both natural and built?

Read the article Office buildings and the work spaces within… from Hames Sharley
23 May 2017

Office buildings and the work spaces within…

By Darren Bilsborough

Can one overcome the limitations of the other?

People have been talking about the demise of the office for years now. But personally, I have yet to find an acceptable substitution for face-to-face communication.

Read the article The Roadmap to Power – Solar Panels and Battery Storage to Lead the Way from Hames Sharley
19 May 2017

The Roadmap to Power – Solar Panels and Battery Storage to Lead the Way

By Vanessa McDaid

The CSIRO and Energy Networks Australia have just released a new plan to secure Australia’s energy supply, reduce our bills and reduce our emissions to zero by the middle of the century. Their roadmap relies upon a coordinated approach by the states in order to potentially save Australians AUD$1 billion by 2050 and cut residential power bills by an average of $414 annually.

Read the article From the ‘Food Court’ to the ‘Foodie and Fun’ Café Court from Hames Sharley
20 Mar 2017

From the ‘Food Court’ to the ‘Foodie and Fun’ Café Court

By Vanessa McDaid

We are a nation obsessed with food. We’re also getting more particular about it. We talk about whether it’s organic or home-grown, whether it’s slow cooked or triple smoked, whether it was inspired by Jamie or Bill. That’s right, Oliver and Grainger. We’re on a first name basis these days. What does this mean for the food court?