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17 Jul 2018

Measuring the value of biophilia

By Hayley Edwards

An increasing importance of investing in people has resulted in a reawakening of the philosophy of biophilia and the importance of biophilic design.

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10 Jul 2018

Celebrating NAIDOC Week through design

NAIDOC Week is a week for Australia to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, it runs from the 9th to the 15th of July and can be observed through a number of activities and events across the country.

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19 Jun 2018

What is Constructuring?

By Philip Parker

Fusing the worlds of construction and manufacturing is a process known as constructuring.

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19 Jun 2018

6 ways reverse innovation could improve our hospitals

By Ron Bridgefoot

Reverse innovation in Australian healthcare can bring valuable lessons into hospital design and patient care from developing countries.

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13 Apr 2018

When design comes naturally

By Peter Schwerzel

Architects and designers can learn a lot from Mother Nature – Peter Schwerzel looks at biomimetics and how taking cues from the world around us can produce outstanding results.

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07 Dec 2017

The shape of Things to come

By Jacinta Houzer with Michael Cooper

By connecting devices to the internet – and to each other – The Internet of Things has the potential to revolutionise the way we live and do business. And the architecture industry is no exception.

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14 Nov 2017

Trade Runner

By Pete Kempshall

For some people, it’s a dream, for others a nightmare – the vision of a future in which you won’t have to work because a robot will exist that can do the job for you…

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14 Nov 2017

Artificial constructs

By Michael Cooper

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.