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Tag: Housing affordability

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.

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.

1/2/3/4/5 Cohousing by David Barr Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 12 Jul 2017

Zero-energy, prefab apartment design wins WA medium-density housing competition

David Barr Architects’ modular, prefabricated design has won a WA government agency’s competition to design an affordable, sustainable, medium-density housing project.

A concept image of the Waterloo estate redevelopment.
News | Patrick Hunn | 6 Jul 2017

Housing affordability, heritage preservation, and the Waterloo housing estate: Festival of Urbanism program announced

A discussion about urbanism in a ‘post-truth’-era and a tour of Parramatta’s heritage sites are included in the event program for the fourth Festival of Urbanism.

One in six new homes unoccupied, 2016 census suggests
News | Patrick Hunn | 29 Jun 2017

One in six new homes unoccupied, 2016 census suggests

An increased proportion of Australia’s housing stock is unoccupied, according to the 2016 census.

A room from this property on Avoca Street, Randwick, which was built under AHSEPP, was advertised on Domain as a furnished studio for $500 per week in March.
News | Patrick Hunn | 21 Jun 2017

Affordable housing incentives exploited by developers, NSW council report finds

A report by Randwick City Council has found the NSW affordable housing incentives for developers are not delivering genuine affordable accommodation for those in need.

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 federal government outlined a "comprehensive plan to address housing affordability" in its 2017-18 budget.
News | Linda Cheng | 22 May 2017

‘Good intentions’ or ‘cruel hoax’? Budget 2017’s housing affordability plan draws vexed reactions

The federal government’s “comprehensive plan to address housing affordability” has been cautiously welcomed by some and left others unconvinced.

Increased supply of houses isn't leading to more affordable homes, study finds
News | Patrick Hunn | 18 May 2017

Increased supply of houses isn’t leading to more affordable homes, study finds

“Structural impediments” in housing policy and supply are stopping the “trickle down” housing effect.

Richmond Townhouses in Melbourne by Rossetti Architects (winner of the Institute’s Robin Boyd Award for Housing, 1995).
Discourse | Andrea Sharam | 17 May 2017

Could deliberative, architect-led housing boost affordability?

Andrea Sharam looks at the “deliberative” development model and the financial barriers that can prevent it from flourishing, sharing architect-designed Australian examples spanning three decades.

Suburban growth in Brisbane.
Discourse | Jason Twill | 16 May 2017

From ‘white flight’ to ‘bright flight’ – the looming risk for our growing cities

The pressure on housing in Australia’s cities shows no sign of easing. Could we soon see a mass ‘flight’ from our biggest cities to secondary cities?

Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project by David Barr Architect.
Discourse | Linda Cheng | 9 May 2017

Housing affordability in focus: What can architects do?

Ahead of the 2017 federal budget, which is expected to contain measure to improve housing affordability, ArchitectureAU looks beyond the fiscal policy debates and asks what can architects do?

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 financializaton of housing has led to greater income inequality, spatial segregation, inadequate housing provision and growing homeless populations, a UN report finds.
News | Linda Cheng | 8 Mar 2017

Commodification of housing leading to empty homes, greater inequality

A United Nations report on the financialization of housing has found the role of international finance in housing systems results in “patterns of systemic exclusion.”

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 Gen Y Demonstration Housing Project designed by David Barr Architect.
News | Linda Cheng | 7 Dec 2016

Density by stealth: A house for Gen Y

An innovative new housing project, designed by David Barr Architect, comprises three apartments but appears as a single dwelling.