Tag: Sustainable design
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?
New analysis finds that four in five new houses are being built to the minimum standard and a negligible proportion to an optimal performance standard.
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.
Urgent, real-world problems need creative ideas. The NGV and Creative Victoria has set designers a challenge.
The City of Melbourne has approved plans to build a ‘skyfarm’ atop a carpark in Melbourne’s Docklands that will include a working farm, nursery, shop, cafe, event space and education space.
The City of Melbourne has unveiled a $232 million plan to redevelop a precinct in Melbourne’s Bourke Street.
The Victorian Government has named the companies that will develop a series of energy-efficient homes in Melbourne’s outer suburbs.
Sustainable designer Joost Bakker says an urban farm atop a new shopping centre in suburban Melbourne will “truly support a sustainable world.”
The World Architecture Festival’s inaugural WAFX Prize recognizes proposals and projects that “identify key challenges that architects will need to address” in the future.
A sequel to The Commons in Melbourne is planned for central Hobart, in what is thought to be Australia’s first carbon-positive multi-residential project.
An Australian start-up has unveiled a pilot plant that converts the carbon dioxide produced by a nearby mine into useable building material.
David Barr Architects’ modular, prefabricated design has won a WA government agency’s competition to design an affordable, sustainable, medium-density housing project.
Former US vice president Al Gore will be among the speakers at the Ecocity World Summit to be held in Melbourne in July.
A residential apartment development in Fremantle, Western Australia, has been accepted to apply for Bioregional Australia’s One Planet Living program for sustainable living.
The CSIRO has partnered with developer Celestino to establish its first operational Urban Living Lab in Sydney, where it will design and test urban development concepts.
Tesla and SolarCity have launched new technology that allows homes to capture solar energy through rooftop solar tiles, as well as a new Powerwall.
Entries are now open for the fifth international Lafarge Holcim Foundation Awards for sustainable design.
The project by prefab design-and-build practice Archiblox was finished in just ten weeks, and features sustainable materials.
Photovoltaic technology will be integrated into the Sean Godsell and Peddle Thorp Architects-designed building.
New research explores why many new buildings are failing to meet National Construction Code energy efficiency requirements.