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Sydney cityscape.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Jun 2019

Seven entries shortlisted in City of Sydney’s Alternative Housing Ideas Competition

The City of Sydney has revealed the seven shortlisted entries in an ideas competition for alternative housing models.

Alexandra Road by Neave Brown.
Review | Rachael Bernstone | 29 Mar 2019

A home for all?

Rachael Bernstone reviews A House for All at the V&A in London, which looks at six experimental public housing projects from the 20th Century.

An affordable housing development on Goulburn Street in Hobart by Cumulus Studio.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 25 Oct 2018

Cumulus Studio designs affordable housing for Hobart

A Cumulus Studio-designed affordable housing developlment in inner-city Hobart has been approved by the local council.

Women's Housing Newport by CHC.
News | Patrick Hunn | 8 Oct 2018

Clarke Hopkins Clarke completes affordable housing for vulnerable women

CHC has completed a community housing project in inner Melbourne for a non-profit organization that provides low-cost housing to vulnerable women.

An affordable housing apartment complex in North Melbourne designed by Fender Katsalidis.
News | Linda Cheng | 3 Oct 2018

New housing development paves the way for affordable home ownership

A Fender Katsalidis-designed apartment building is a trial development allowing long-term social housing tenants to access affordable home ownership.

Getting more out of ‘lazy’ land, such as this community housing built over a Port Phillip City Council-owned car park by MGS Architects, is a key strategy to reduce the shortage of affordable housing.
Discourse | Matthew Palm and Katrina Raynor and 1 other | 10 Sep 2018

Put unused and ‘lazy’ land to work to ease the affordable housing crisis

New research suggests that Australian cities have the opportunity to gain much more social benefit from public land assets.

The proposed boarding house on Binalong Road, Allambie Heights.
News | Patrick Hunn | 5 Mar 2018

Affordable housing proposal runs foul of Sydney Northern Beaches residents

A proposal for a two-storey boarding house that would bring 36 affordable bedrooms to Sydney’s North Shore has run into opposition from locals.

The portable unit designed by Schored Projects.
Discourse | Katrina Raynor | 14 Nov 2017

Portable units and temporary leases free up vacant land for urgent housing needs

Katrina Raynor considers the innovations behind a portable housing project designed to house the homeless in Melbourne, which represents a scalable response to Australia’s urgent social and affordable housing needs.

Lime Street by Formworks Architecture won The Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing at the 2013 WA Architecture Awards.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Oct 2017

Four entries make shortlist for WA public housing competition

The shortlist for a competition to design public housing in Perth that will generate variety, equity and affordability has been revealed.

Linear Landscape House by Rebecca Champney, Nettleton Tribe.
News | Linda Cheng | 5 Sep 2017

Seven winning ideas for Queensland’s ‘missing middle’

The Queensland government has announced the winners of its Diversity and Density Done Well ideas competition.

The Constance Street Affordable Housing scheme in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley by Cox Rayner Architects.
News | Patrick Hunn | 15 Jun 2017

$1.8b investment in 5,000 social and affordable homes in Queensland budget

The Queensland government has announced a 10-year plan to deliver an affordable housing program that “hasn’t been done at scale in this country in decades.”

‘We’re not in the 1950s anymore’: NSW greenfield housing plan ‘not sustainable,’ Institute says
News | Josh Harris | 6 Jun 2017

‘We’re not in the 1950s anymore’: NSW greenfield housing plan ‘not sustainable,’ Institute says

The New South Wales Government has proposed plans to tackle the housing affordability crisis by clearing the way for new homes in greenfield areas.

The Commons by Breathe Architecture.
Discourse | Ken Maher | 23 Mar 2017

Housing affordability: Why architecture matters

Australian Institute of Architects National President Ken Maher’s address to federal politicians on the critical role of architecture in delivering affordable living.

The portable unit designed by Schored Projects.
News | Louisa Wright | 12 Jan 2017

Tiny portable houses to tackle homelessness

Schored Projects has designed 57 portable and affordable housing units to accommodate some of Melbourne’s homeless population.

The Green Square affordable housing program in Sydney aims to build a total of 330 units using inclusionary zoning strategies.

Sydney needs higher affordable housing targets

Draft plans released this week by the Greater Sydney Commission included a mandate for affordable housing in new developments, but these targets are too low to address the critical shortage of affordable housing in Sydney.

The VincentCare Homeless Resource Centre and Housing Project in Melbourne, designed by MGS Architects.
News | Louisa Wright | 16 Sep 2016

MGS Architects designs VincentCare homeless housing project in Melbourne

MGS Architects has designed VincentCare’s newest housing project, The VincentCare Homeless Resource Centre and Housing Project in Melbourne.

LandCorp's Shoreline development at Cockburn Coast, Western Australia, where the winning design will be constructed.
News | Louisa Wright | 21 Jul 2016

WA government seeks designer for affordable housing competition

WA architects, designers, developers and builders have been invited to submit designs in an affordable housing design competition.

Terrace housing in Middle Park, Melbourne. Australian homeowners enjoy many tax privileges, which distort property markets and contribute to unaffordability.
Discourse | Keith Jacobs | 8 Feb 2016

Policy success, not failure, drives housing crisis

To see Australia’s lack of affordable housing as a failure of government is to misunderstand the politics behind housing.

Atherton Gardens Social Housing in Melbourne by McCabe Architects and Bird de la Coeur Architects.
News | Sian Johnson | 5 Feb 2016

Federal gov calls for affordable rental housing ideas

An affordable housing working group set up by the government is calling for submissions on ways to boost rental supply.

Quinta Monroy, an incremental housing development by Elemental, Chile.
The World | Amiee Groundwater | 26 Nov 2015

A case for the incremental: Quinta Monroy

The ‘incremental’ approach to delivering affordable housing works in South America. Would it work in Australia?