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    Nicky Drobis on the big ideas shaping the architecture industry in 2023

    Fresh from attending the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Lisbon last month, Fender Katsalidis Partner Nicky Drobis returned to Australia with some unique insights into the ideas set to shape the design industries in Australia and around the globe in 2023.

    The influential and sustainable development showing the way for Gold Coast projects

    DBI Architects and developer MRCB hope that their 26 Vista project, located in the southern quadrant of Surfers Paradise, will become a flagship for sustainable luxury design on the glitter strip.

    Student accommodation strained further by Chinese Government announcement

    The Student Accommodation Council believes additional strain will be placed on existing student accommodation in the wake of the Chinese Government ordering university students to return to on-campus learning in their country of study.

    HIA issue recommendations ahead of federal budget

    The Housing Industry Association (HIA) has released its Federal pre-budget submission, which set out a range of funding and policy commitments aimed at improving housing supply and affordability.

    Auckland floods: Even stormwater reform won’t be enough – we need a ‘sponge city’ to avoid future disasters

    We’ve built our cities to be vulnerable to – and exacerbate – major weather events such as the one we saw in Auckland on Friday. While almost no city in the world could fully escape the effects of four months’ worth of rain in 24 hours, there are many things that could have been done to avoid some of the worst impacts.

    3 architectural trends to watch out for in 2023

    Architectural trends influence and shape the way we design and build our buildings.

    Galahs and mediocre cities, part two

    Last week I described Australians as GALAHs: Greedy And Lazy And Hateful; and how these characteristics have created a society with little support for good design. This column expands that idea to show how GALAHs directly give rise to our mediocre cities.

    Episode 141: Former Head of Sustainability at AMP Capital Real Estate Chris Nunn on how & why sustainability is changing

    Chris Nunn is the former Head of Sustainability at AMP Capital Real Estate, which has a portfolio valued at approximately $28 billion, consisting of approximately 100 shopping centres, offices and industrial assets.

    Giles joins Architectus as new CFO

    Architectus has unveiled Belinda Giles as the practice’s new Chief Financial Officer, as it looks to evolve and grow its brand.

    Pathways and participation in disability sports to rise with new Blacktown facility

    Lahznimmo Architects has been commissioned by Blacktown City Council to design a new Disability Sport Centre of Excellence for the region.

    Parramatta to revitalise existing cultural icon

    City of Parramatta Council has approved the business case for the reinvigoration of the city’s Riverside Theatres, which will see the construction of two new theatres and digital studio, as well as the refurbishment of the existing playhouse.

    Japan is paying families 1 million yen to move to the countryside – but it won’t make Tokyo any smaller

    The Japanese government has announced a fresh round of incentives for people to move out of the Tokyo region. From April 2023, families seeking a new life in greener pastures will receive JPY1 million, per child. This represents an increase of JPY700,000 on previous such payments.

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