During the mid 20th century Australian shopping centres were developed within a retail hierarchy that was based on modern suburban family life. Today people live in apartments in the city and inner urban areas and seek their daily needs and convenience goods and services in the city.
Hames Sharley Director, James Edwards received the Volunteer Achievement Award on Monday night at the prestigious Newcombe Medal, Australia Tennis Awards.
In another step forward for the Northern Territory Government’s cultural investment program, Hames Sharley has been appointed to lead a stakeholder engagement program for the 10-Year Museums Master Plan for Darwin and Palmerston.
In the 21st century, automation is a fact of life, with robots having a metallic hand in the production of everything from cars to toys, but when it comes to the construction industry, the automated workforce is conspicuous by its absence. In a recent address to Consult Australia, Valentina Sansbury asked why construction has been so slow to build on automated assistance, and offered a vision of how robotics can be an asset to increase productivity within the industry.
We investigate why Surf Life Saving Clubs are surely among the greatest architectural symbols of Australian society.
Walkable cities are, quite simply, better for everyone.
Walking requires low technology, it is cheap, and it combines flexibly with other modes of transport, at the same time resolving acute environmental, economic and social issues in cities.
An artist was tasked with creating a sculpture for his community. It was to be grand, made from local materials and reflective of local history, a sculpture that the people could be proud of. Understanding the requirements, the artist crafted the piece, and when it was presented to the decision-makers,…
Hames Sharley project Brookvale Structure Plan has recently been in the news, with the release of the proposed draft Structure Plan to go before Northern Beaches Council for public exhibition approval.
From tuskless elephants and hornless rhinos to glow in the dark fish and square apples, the modification of flora and fauna has been going on for eons, both by design and accident.
A Singapore artist by the name of Robert Zhao Renhui has just released A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World, a striking photographic collection of living things that have been affected by human intervention in nature.
Hames Sharley's West Australian studio were the recipients of a major award on Saturday evening. Studio Director, Brook McGowan took to the stage at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre to receive the Peter Hunt Memorial Award for the State's leading architectural practice at the Master Builders Association's annual gala event.
Hames Sharley have presented the detailed master plan proposal to make Sydney's Australian Museum the premier museum in the Southern Hemisphere and place millions of previously hidden treasures on display.
Stepping away from the Apple workshop for a moment, Jony Ive has created this year’s Christmas tree installation at famed London hotel – Claridge’s.
Jony, Apple’s Chief Design Officer, his colleague, industrial designer Marc Newson, and British set designer Michael Howells, have delivered a faux snow-covered forest to the hotel’s lobby and unornamented trees along its grand staircase.
At Hames Sharley we like to invest in the latest technology, which allows us to provide a better service for our clients and partners. In recent years we’ve found great benefits in using 3D printers and virtual reality hardware, but it’s our investment in a time machine that’s really allowed us to experience what life is like for communities in the future.
Here we follow the Mancio family as they set out for a day at their local shopping centre…
On Friday the 10th of November the Adelaide wing of Yalari hosted their Fundraising Dinner, with Hames Sharley director, Darren Bilsborough, in attendance.
Approximately 85% of our population live within 50km of the ocean and our climate has facilitated a deeply embedded culture of life at the water’s edge. Therefore it is natural that our nation has become leaders in the field of waterfront urban design. But what are the factors that make a truly great waterfront? We present ten key considerations when for planning the perfect place at the water’s edge.
In a recent article from Owen Hopkins, at the Architectural Review he asks why is ethics such an important issue for architects?
Reflecting on the Architecture and Freedom season at the Royal Academy, which tackled the question of architectural ethics head on, Hopkins discusses why ethics has become such an important and recurring issue for architects.
Writing about language is not for the faint of heart.
To start with, we need to engage philosophers, anthropologists, linguists and psychologists, and even with this multi-disciplinary group of specialists, it is not an easy task. However, I will attempt to articulate how the language of architecture is ‘designed’...
Countless surveys indicate that an engaged workforce is more productive and profitable. Yet maximising employee engagement has become one of the 21st century’s biggest corporate conundrums, with alarming statistics showing far more than 80 per cent of staff lack workplace engagement.
Hames Sharley project 8 Street has been in the news this week, with the public release of the ambitious designs that will revitalise an iconic part of Surfers Paradise.
It would appear that sustainability in architecture and great design are still largely mutually exclusive, according to a recent stoush between the American Institute of Architects and Aaron Bestky…
Over the years futurists have predicted many innovations that have failed to come to fruition, from flying cars to hoverboards, but when you consider the cost implications and logistics of these inventions, it’s understandable that technology might fail to keep pace with our aspirations for the world of tomorrow. That said, one exciting and long-anticipated innovation is so close you can… well, you can almost touch it.
When unsightly concrete blocks were placed on the streets of Melbourne and Sydney, intended to provide security against terror attacks, the public outcry was vociferous and immediate. But never mind the bollards, because safety measures shouldn’t have to spoil the streetscape…
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.
Architectural character is created by the aesthetic components of the building, such as unity, composition, contract and scale.
But what gives it soul? And how do buildings retain their soul throughout decades of use and multiple refurbishments?
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.
Hosting a major world event is in many ways seen as a coming of age for host countries. Seen as a way of putting a city on the map, World Expo organisers attempt to showcase their city to the world in an extravaganza of cutting edge technology, sustainability, design and architecture. But what happens when the fair leaves town?
With certain employment areas suffering from a well-documented skills shortage, it’s more important than ever to attract and retain good staff. One of the key ways to do this – clearly – is to make your office as appealing a space as possible. But where do you start?
Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz has made its promised entry into the home energy storage market in the UK, taking on Tesla and its Powerwall, according to a recent article in Road Show.
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.
When was the last time you went to a beautifully designed building and felt drawn to your surroundings in a way that made you feel better? Because the space spoke to you, ushered in relief, engaged your senses, enhanced within you a sense of… wellness? We investigate ‘The Architecture of Happiness’...
Imagine this: you walk into your local retail centre, aiming to pick-out an evening gown and shoes, grab a quick chef-prepared meal for lunch, and organise your grocery drop-off to your house. Then, out of the corner of your eye, you spot the plush lounge of a major auto brand…
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.
The Regal Theatre is a much loved West Australian icon, so when we were appointed to undertake its extensive refurbishment we quickly realised that it was essential for us to absorb ourselves in its rich history. A cheeky ghost, backstage superstitions and sensitive colour schemes are just some of the intricacies that we faced while working on this 1930s picture house…
War memorials are an essential part of the Australian landscape – their beauty, symbolism and the quality of materials and craftsmanship illustrates the respect communities have towards those who have paid the ultimate price.
To mark the ANZAC day commemorations this month, we look at the story behind three examples from around the country.
Architect and author Oscar Newman argued in his theory of ‘defensible space’ that an area is safer when people feel a sense of ownership and responsibility for that piece of a community. Furthermore, a successful defensible space will have both physical and social ingredients.
In the 1980s, a group of Danish architects drew up recommendations to shape the physical environment to minimise violence and vandalism on the basis that “Denmark should continue to be an open society with a minimum of physical barring and formal surveillance.”
Almost 40 years on, most architects, planners, landscape architects, urban and interior designers understand and apply similar principles.
‘Accidental cities’ has become a derogatory term used by those who see benefit in increased planning control over public and privately-held land.
Often messy, sometimes disorganised and invariably hectic, they are nonetheless the places that tend to feature in tourist brochures.
The pressure to build Australia’s critical infrastructure is reaching crisis point.
Yet deep uncertainty and division remains over how to reform the process of procuring the architecture, engineering, and related professional services needed to build the slated projects.
Watching time-lapse films of New York’s Bryant Park in the early 1980s, associate professor Keith Hampton realised he’d just found precisely the baseline he needed to examine how behaviour in public spaces has changed in our contemporary digital world.