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Dual occupancy winner of the Missing Middle design competition: Youssofzay and Hart Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 22 Feb 2019

Election promise to end medium density housing code a backward step: Institute

The NSW Minster for Planning and Housing has announced the winners of a national ideas competition to design medium-density housing.

Render of Baugruppen at WGV, Perth. A “live project,” it will allow the design and construction of apartments to be initiated by buyers – a participatory process that is unprecedented in the Australian marketplace.
Discourse | Jennie Officer | 19 Jun 2018

Australia’s First Baugruppe

Geoffrey London speaks to Jennie Officer about Baugruppen at WGV, discussing the potential of the Baugruppen process to adapt to the Australian context.

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.

What from the outside looks like a single detached house is actually three apartments.
Projects | Linda Cheng | 23 Aug 2017

Affordability by design: Gen Y Demonstration Housing

Emblematic of a generational shift in thinking about housing, this development of three apartments by David Barr Architects is an example of affordability by design.

Baugruppen project at WGV at White Gum Valley designed by Spaceagency Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Aug 2017

‘Any apartment, anywhere’: Innovative cooperative housing project proposes ‘stacked homes’

A cooperative housing development designed by Spaceagency Architects proposes “stacked homes with no common walls.”

The proposed Ivanhoe estate redevelopment includes a bridge across Shrimptons Creek to the nearby Macquarie Business Park.
News | Linda Cheng | 16 Aug 2017

Sydney social housing estate to become $2.2b public-private precinct

Five architecture practices are part of a consortium selected to redevelop an 8.2-hectare social housing estate in Sydney’s north-west.

The Malings, Newcastle upon Tyne by Ash Sakula Architects, completed in 2016. In her keynote presentation, Cany Ash of Ash Sakula Architects explained that for this site the developer initially considered typical apartment buildings, but instead her team teased out a village of stepped houses.
Review | Katherine Sundermann | 15 Aug 2017

Toward post-speculative housing: 2017 Housing Futures

How can architects design spaces that create community and reshape the way we engage with finance and procurement to improve housing quality and affordability?

White tile cladding applied to the new component is reminiscent of the Sydney Opera House as well as the long association that Surry Hills has with the Portuguese community.
Projects | Sing d'Arcy | 8 Aug 2017

Independent integration: Crown 515

A new set of five apartments by Smart Design Studio discreetly wraps around an existing terrace facade, while announcing itself to the street in a bold, white sculptural form.

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.”

6 on Sixth by Tridente Architects was the winner of the Residential (Multiple) award at the 2015 SA Architecture Awards.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Jun 2017

South Australia issues draft housing design guidelines

Medium-density housing, communal space and discouraging the over-provision of car parking are discussed in new draft housing guidelines released by ODASA.

‘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 Hub on Echlin by Architects North received an award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing at the 2016 Queensland Architecture Awards.
News | Linda Cheng | 24 May 2017

Ideas sought for medium-density housing in Queensland

A single-stage competition seeks to generate ideas for affordable medium-density housing options in Queensland.

A collapsed building in central Christchurch.
News | Patrick Hunn | 15 May 2017

It takes a disaster for property purchasers to take notice of land hazard risk, study finds

A study of Christchurch, New Zealand found that consumers barely took notice of land hazard risk in their purchasing decisions until the 2011 earthquake.

Dual occupancy winner: Youssofzay and Hart Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 12 Apr 2017

Winners announced: NSW’s Missing Middle design competition

The NSW Minster for Planning and Housing has announced the winners of a national ideas competition to design medium-density housing.