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    Visual Communications
    Visual Communications

    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.


    A radical new vision for our cities
    A radical new vision for our cities

    While bunkered down in his Barcelona apartment, in the depths of the coronavirus shutdown, Professor Mark Nieuwenhuijsen started noticing something different.


    The rise of the Australian smart city
    The rise of the Australian smart city

    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 In all, some 25 cities formed part of this Alliance, which is no longer active.


    How COVID-19 is reshaping the future of aged care
    How COVID-19 is reshaping the future of aged care

    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.


    How will the new post-pandemic era transform workplace architecture?
    How will the new post-pandemic era transform workplace architecture?

    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.


    COVID-19 & modern design – the unlikely relationship
    COVID-19 & modern design – the unlikely relationship

    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.


    De-densifying now the key to achieving a COVID-19 safe working environment says DKO
    De-densifying now the key to achieving a COVID-19 safe working environment says DKO

    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.


    The Blade electric vehicle
    The Blade electric vehicle

    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.


    How to get started turning your house into a smart home
    How to get started turning your house into a smart home

    Can everybody turn a house into a smart home, or is there more behind it?


    The Hills Hoist
    The Hills Hoist

    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 implications of the coronavirus for architecture
    The implications of the coronavirus for architecture

    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 transport strategy takes a wrong turn
    Gold Coast transport strategy takes a wrong turn

    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.


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