Dreaming about affordable housing?
Home, house, housing
How can the profession become more involved in the provision of general housing? Shane Murray outlines the context and the issues, suggesting that the housing industry, architecture and government all need to rethink their roles and procedures if we are to move forward.
Project management software or why filing is for losers
HACKNEY MODERNConcept plan for Hackney North redevelopment area, from the early 1970s, by the South Australian State Planning Authority.Aerial photograph of the redevelopment area.An apparently …
Demonstrating good housing design
Dianne Peacock considers a recent exhibition and book on Howard Arkley, to look anew at the place where most Australians live
News and nuance
Caroline Butler-Bowdon and Charles Pickett outline the neglected history of apartment living in Australia.
Why architecture matters
Two projects for the City of Port Phillip – Excelsior Hall by Michael McKenna and Woodstock Rooming House by McGauran Giannini Soon – point to the difference that architectural skill can make to modest situations.
Iredale Pedersen Hook – housing as community infrastructure.
Individual expression within the communal – Stanisic Associates’ latest allows one of the pleasures of suburban living within a compact urban environment.
Supple Design’s Sales and Information Suites for Stockland give house buyers a chance to experience alternative spatial and material possibilities in an accessible and easy context.
Retiring baby boomers see the house as an asset, rather than a symbol of identity. And they are about to exert considerable influence on housing. Shane Murray outlines research that addresses this phenomenon by drawing out the embodied knowledge in architectural design.