Tag: COVID-19

Sydney Fish Market by 3XN in partnership with BVN and Aspect Studios.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 25 May 2020

$6.5 billion of projects fast tracked

The New South Wales and Victorian governments have each announced a raft of major building projects to be fast tracked through the planning assessment system to boost the economy.

South Australian graduate Matthew Alfred.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 May 2020

Graduate wins travelling fellowship to research ‘radical practice’

Matthew Alfred is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and is currently working at ARM Architecture’s Adelaide office.

Somewhere Other by John Wardle Architects at the 2018 main exhibition.
The World | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 May 2020

Venice Architecture Biennale postponed until 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again cause the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale to be postponed.

The new three-storey Docklands Primary School by Cox Architecture with McGregor Coxall. Education infrastructure is at the heart of the government's stimulus package.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 May 2020

Government boost for Victoria’s construction industry

The Victorian government has promised $2.7 billion to boost the construction sector, with the bulk of the money going towards education infrastructure and public and community housing.

Those arguing that cities with higher densities can be less vulnerable to pandemics point to Hong Kong as an example.
Discussion | Elek Pafka | 14 May 2020

As coronavirus forces us to keep our distance, city density matters less than internal density

As coronavirus forces us to keep our distance, city density matters less than internal density

Nik Karalis, CEO of Woods Bagot, working from home.
Discussion | Linda Cheng | 6 May 2020

Negotiating an ‘undefined and uncontained’ crisis

Woods Bagot CEO Nik Karalis speaks with ArchitectureAU editor Linda Cheng about his global firm’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

The planned Ivanhoe Estate redevelopment.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Apr 2020

NSW government to fast track 24 major projects

Schools, a university campus and housing are among the first tranche of projects to be fast tracked by the NSW government to boost the economy during the COVID-19 crisis.

A proposed social housing demonstration project in Southport, Queensland by Anna O'Gorman.
Discussion | Geoff Hanmer | 27 Apr 2020

Why the focus of stimulus plans has to be construction that puts social housing first

While the response so far has been to focus on “fast-tracking” infrastructure, the current crisis has highlighted a number of pressing social needs, writes Geoff Hanmer.

Victorian gov’t to boost building and development during COVID-19 crisis
News | Linda Cheng | 27 Apr 2020

Victorian gov’t to boost building and development during COVID-19 crisis

Fast-tracking planning approvals and supporting Victoria’s infrastructure and housing are some of the measures the state government will use to stimulate the building and development industry.

The architects' union is launching a drive to attract new members as the coronavirus crisis wreaks havoc on the industry, leaving workers vulnerable.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 24 Apr 2020

Architects’ union launches COVID-19 survey

The union representing architectural workers in Australia has launched a survey to better understand the effect COVID-19 is having on their levels of employment.

Green Spine by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 24 Apr 2020

Development approval blitz in Victoria

Four large scale projects in Melbourne have been approved by Victorian government, as it announces a new taskforce to boost the building and development industry during the coronavirus crisis.

The Design Institute of Australia has released a survey on COVID-19 impacts.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Apr 2020

DIA survey reveals COVID-19 pain

A survey of professionals working in the design industry identified some of the key challenges facing respondents while also illuminating priorities going forward.

The design of the testing centre is based on a shipping container, which doubles as the packaging for transport.
News | Deborah Ascher Barnstone | 20 Apr 2020

Hospital beds and coronavirus test centres are needed fast. Here’s an Australian-designed solution

Architect Robert Barnstone is working on designs for hospital intensive care units and COVID-19 testing centres that use recycled shipping containers as the core structure. The units are to be self-contained and easy to distribute anywhere in the world.

Rifat Chadirji was born in Baghdad in 1926.
The World | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 Apr 2020

Father of modern Iraqi architecture dies of COVID-19

Rifat Chadirji, the prominent Iraqi architect, photographer and author, has died in London at the age of 93 after contracting COVID-19.

The Queensland government has relaxed heavy vehicle lock out restrictions at the site of the $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf project as a way of helping the project move forward.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 14 Apr 2020

Planning rules amended to support construction sector

State governments around the country have amended their respective planning regulations in an effort to keep the construction industry ticking over during the COVID-19 crisis.

Can Lis by Jørn Utzon.
The World | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Apr 2020

Desktop destinations: visit some faraway architectural gems

We round up some of ArchitectureAU’s most memorable “postcards,” where architects and writers report back on their visits to architectural wonders around the world.

Should construction sites be shut down in a pandemic?
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 1 Apr 2020

Should construction sites be shut down in a pandemic?

In Australia construction is deemed an essential activity and work is continuing. But a group of young architects in the UK are calling for construction sites to be shut down to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Small and medium architecture firms can apply for cash payments of up to $100,000.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 23 Mar 2020

Help for architects in COVID-19 stimulus package

The federal government has announced up to $100,000 of income support will be made available to businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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