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
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.

Work, Learn, Heal
21 Nov 2016

Bricks and mortar philanthropy the key to medical research funding

By Kate Fuller with Aldo Raadik

A report undertaken by Deloitte released in late October, by the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) has revealed that Australia is suffering a serious medical research “brain drain”.

City Vision
19 Nov 2016

Social intelligence will fulfil the smart city vision

By Marcus LaForgia

Think smart cities and it conjures up visions of futuristic urban utopias driven by meticulous design, state-of-the-art infrastructure and underpinned by modern principles of sustainability. Sound like fantasy? For the world’s first greenfields smart city – Songdo in South Korea – it’s a vision not far from reality.

Work, Learn, Heal
19 Nov 2016

Trees are powerful tools when it comes to improving air quality

By Lauren Bobrige with Darren Bilsborough

Leafy trees are essentially the only cost-effective solution for addressing both deteriorating air quality and rising urban temperatures, a major new report by the Nature Conservancy, published in October 2016, has stated.

Architexture
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.

Architexture
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.

Architexture
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.

Architexture
18 Oct 2016

A New Game Plan For Unwanted Stadium Materials

When the wrecking ball took to the RCA/Hoosier Dome stadium – the former home to the Indianapolis Colts – architecture grad from UT Austin, Michael Bricker had a vision for what could be done with the stadium’s unwanted roof fabric.