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.


Architexture
14 Jun 2016

OMA restores Fondaco Dei Tedeschi

By Kate Fuller

One of the largest and most iconic buildings in Venice, Fondaco dei Tedeschi, has been given a new lease on life, with a restoration led by international architecture and urban design practice OMA.

City Vision
14 Jun 2016

Yale researchers map 6,000 years of urban settlement

By Kate Fuller

Nature’s open access journal for “scientifically valuable datasets”, Scientific Data, published a fascinating new paper from Yale researchers this month, which maps over 6,000 years of urban development.

Place Creation
14 Jun 2016

Building a sustainable future

By Jack Belfer

In a move toward the future, Hames Sharley announced two new appointments this month, which will bring world class leadership in innovation and sustainability to its expanding Adelaide and Sydney studios.

Work, Learn, Heal
14 Jun 2016

The attributes of a great planner

By Kate Fuller with Malcolm Somers and Kirsty Kelly

After more than 16 years in the business – from geography student to town planner – Hames Sharley WA’s Planning Manager, Malcolm Somers, may well be Australia’s longest serving Registered Planner – or so he’d like to think.

Architexture
14 Jun 2016

The new ‘3D’ face of architecture

By Kate Fuller

Architects are known for being early adopters of new technology, using everything from computer generated 3D imagery, to digital animation and virtual reality to better produce and visualise their work.

Architexture
17 May 2016

The Modern Master Builder

What was once the sole responsibility of a Master Builder has over the decades slowly morphed into a multitude of roles from the dynamic “architect and engineer” duo, to the ever growing list of fields responsible for the strategy, design and construction of the buildings, spaces, and places we inhabit.

Work, Learn, Heal
16 May 2016

The Hames Sharley valet

By Kate Fuller with Des Robertson

When he moved from his small practice in the seaside town of Richards Bay, on South Africa’s East Coast, to Perth in 2007, the last thing on Desmond Robertson’s mind was car parks.

Architexture
16 May 2016

Creating a sense of place in retail design

By Rachel Seal

We all agree on the desirable attributes of place – vibrant, beautiful, memorable, authentic, interesting, alive, safe, clean, inclusive, accessible, human scale, adaptable, convenient, sustainable, green…. and with minimal lifecycle and maintenance costs.