Discourse | 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.
News | The shortlist for a competition to design public housing in Perth that will generate variety, equity and affordability has been revealed.
News | The Queensland government has announced the winners of its Diversity and Density Done Well ideas competition.
Projects | 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.
News | A cooperative housing development designed by Spaceagency Architects proposes “stacked homes with no common walls.”
News | Five architecture practices are part of a consortium selected to redevelop an 8.2-hectare social housing estate in Sydney’s north-west.
Review | How can architects design spaces that create community and reshape the way we engage with finance and procurement to improve housing quality and affordability?
Projects | 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.
News | David Barr Architects’ modular, prefabricated design has won a WA government agency’s competition to design an affordable, sustainable, medium-density housing project.
News | 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.
News | An increased proportion of Australia’s housing stock is unoccupied, according to the 2016 census.
News | 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.
News | 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.”
News | Medium-density housing, communal space and discouraging the over-provision of car parking are discussed in new draft housing guidelines released by ODASA.
News | The New South Wales Government has proposed plans to tackle the housing affordability crisis by clearing the way for new homes in greenfield areas.
News | A single-stage competition seeks to generate ideas for affordable medium-density housing options in Queensland.
News | A study of Christchurch, New Zealand found that consumers barely took notice of land hazard risk in their purchasing decisions until the 2011 earthquake.
News | The NSW Minster for Planning and Housing has announced the winners of a national ideas competition to design medium-density housing.
News | People Oriented Design’s The Least House Necessary workshop challenges assumptions about home design.
News | 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.”