Tag: Climate crisis

The Australian Institute of Architects at the Global Climate Strike on 20 September.
Discourse | Ken Maher | 30 Sep 2019

Climate emergency: It’s time for architects to act

Ken Maher argues the time has come for all architects to raise their voices and lead on the issue of climate emergency.

Burial Belt could feature a series of clearings, some up to 150 metres across, others much smaller.
News | Josh Harris | 26 Sep 2019

Buried treasure: death, decay and climate mitigation

A radical Australian proposal, to be exhibited at Oslo Architecture Triennial, uses the practice of interment to combat deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.

Can we build big and still be carbon neutral and sustainable?
Discourse | David Ness | 25 Sep 2019

Can we build big and still be carbon neutral and sustainable?

The building and construction sector bears more responsibility for global emissions than any other sector. Can we lift our sights from green window dressing to make the strong and fundamental changes needed to deal with the climate crisis?

International House Sydney by Tzannes is praised in the report for its use of mass timber construction.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 25 Sep 2019

World Green Building Council proposes ‘radical shift’ in how we think about emissions

A new report argues that the built environment industries must own up to the role embodied carbon plays in the climate crisis.

The Paddock, an “eco-village” of 26 homes designed by Crosby Architects being built in Castlemaine in Victoria.
Review | Josh Harris | 20 Sep 2019

Actions for sustainable architecture

Designing sustainable buildings and cities is key to reducing emissions. ArchitectureAU asks three experts what is going right, what’s going wrong and what needs to happen next.

Parliament of Victoria Members' Annexe by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design, winner of the Allan and Beth Coldicutt Award for Sustainable Architecture at the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards.
Discourse | Linda Cheng | 20 Sep 2019

Our country is burning, our buildings are hemorrhaging, but architecture could save us

Australia is not equipped to deal with the climate crisis. Architects need to rediscover their collective voice and agency.

Melbourne’s Southbank.
Discourse | Deo Prasad | 20 Sep 2019

We have the blueprint for liveable, low-carbon cities. We just need to use it

How do we build future cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable in the age of the climate crisis?

A previous climate march in Melbourne.
News | Patrick Hunn | 18 Sep 2019

Stand up and strike for climate action

A Global Climate Strike is organized for 20 September and Australian architects are urged to take a stand on the climate crisis.

Research shows that climate change is contributing to increasing bushfire risk.
Discourse | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Aug 2019

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects declares climate emergency

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has declared a Climate and Biodiversity Loss Emergency.

The graphic used on the Architects Declare website.
Discourse | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 Jul 2019

Institute endorses architects’ declaration of climate emergency

The Australian Institute of Architects has endorsed a declaration of a climate and biodiversity made by Australian architects.

The graphic used on the Architects Declare website.
Discourse | Editorial Desk AAU | 26 Jul 2019

Australian architects join global movement to declare climate emergency

Thirty architects and practices have become Australia’s founding signatories in a declaration stating “a climate and biodiversity emergency.”

The graphic used on the Architects Declare website.
Discourse | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Jun 2019

UK architecture firms declare climate and biodiversity emergency

Some of the UK’s biggest and best-known architecture firms have declared a “climate and biodiversity emergency” and pledged to strengthen working practices to help tackle it.