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Who’s to blame when the ATO makes a $60 billion error? Business people making mistakes filling out the application forms, that’s who they blame.
While bunkered down in his Barcelona apartment, in the depths of the coronavirus shutdown, Professor Mark Nieuwenhuijsen started noticing something different.
Moreton Bay Regional Council in South-East Queensland is one of the smart cities that is part of the Global Smart Community and City Alliance (GSC3). In all, some 25 cities formed part of this Alliance, which is no longer active.
With the elderly community most at risk, retirement living and aged car are at the coalface of change to manage COVID-19 and any future infectious diseases.
The coronavirus pandemic will transform the design industry, design practice and designers alike, but perhaps none are more equipped to deal with the challenges that lie ahead.
While architecture and design probably aren’t the first things that spring to mind when discussing the global COVID-19 pandemic, it will be fascinating to see if modern design trends align with the current and in many cases draconian controls that are in place around much of the world.
According to DKO Architecture founder and principal, Koos de Keijzer, his quickly reinvented new working paradigm for his offices is one that he believes can provide a blueprint to safe and productive workplace design.
Every light vehicle manufacturer in the world is making an electric vehicle now, from Toyota to VW to Volvo to BMW. Tesla has overtaken Ford and GM in market capitalisation. Making electric vehicles is THE growth industry.
Can everybody turn a house into a smart home, or is there more behind it?
The rotary clothesline, better known as a ‘Hills Hoist’ for its manufacturer, populated every suburban quarter acre block post World War 2. The landscape was usually a lawn finely cut by a ‘Victa’ motor mower. Two great Aussie designs, if not inventions. Hills today, Victa next week.
The global lockdown caused by the coronavirus has brought the shortcomings and social inequality inherent in modern housing into stark relief. This presents architects with an opportunity to learn some important lessons for their future work. Valentin Bourdon, who is currently completing his thesis at EPFL on the collective aspects of housing, offers his thoughts on this issue.
Gold Coast Council’s focus on “congestion busting” is at odds with how cities really function, but is just one example of a nationwide fixation.