11 Feb 2017

That’s no moon – that’s a failed design approval!

By Michael Cooper

Next week sees all eyes on the great and the good of Hollywood as Tinsel Town brings us the 89th Academy Awards. But as this multi-billion dollar industry gets together to pat itself on the back I have a bone to pick.

13 Jan 2017

Divisive architecture is nothing new

By Sally Raphael

During his candidacy Donald Trump proposed the idea of building a wall along America’s southern border with Mexico.

While his proposition triggered intense debate, not only about the Trump wall itself, but also about the modern challenges of migration, it gave us pause to consider the role of architecture, and how it can divide or unite us.

13 Jan 2017

Inside Donald Trump’s Tower

By Lauren Bobrige

Donald Trump moves into the White House on Friday January 20, leaving behind his beloved $100 million penthouse condo in Trump Tower.

Monocle’s New York bureau chief Ed Stocker took a stroll down 5th Avenue to examine the 58-storey building and share his view on Trump’s home and its place within American society.

13 Dec 2016

The MONA effect – how an iconic building can transform a city

By Sally Raphael

Hobart can now lay serious claim to being the Australian capital of counter-culture - and this is partially down to one building.

Since opening in 2011 the MONA has welcomed 1.7m visitors, hosted an array of thought provoking exhibitions and introduced the MOFO and Dark MOFO festivals.

21 Nov 2016

Many Hands Make Inspired Work

By Kate Fuller with Caillin Howard

Record crowds of over 125,000 people are set to embark on Adelaide Oval this weekend, packing out the stadium for its second day-night Test. But none of this would have been possible without the bold decision of the State Government to invest in the world-class refurbishment of Adelaide Oval – where never before has the adage “build it and they will come” been more appropriate.

18 Oct 2016

A Parti in Exurbia? The language of architecture …

From science to marketing, just about every profession has its own unique language, and architecture is certainly no different.

18 Oct 2016

From Clay to Self-Healing Concrete – The Evolution of Building Materials

The building materials used to construct our homes and communities have come a long way. Starting out with mud and clay, our earliest ancestors eventually moved to logs and sticks, before progressing to concrete, stone and wood.

18 Oct 2016

The Beauty of Environmentally Conscious Design

While the entries for the Land Art Generator Initiative are only concept pieces, their visual creativity enables viewers to foresee a world where wasteful practices are few and far between, according to a report by Pat Finn in Architizer.