New design tech offers hope for urban wildlife
Designers and ecologists are working together to reimagine cities as more-than-human places – animals need homes too, say University of Melbourne experts
Conserving Melbourne’s creative heritage
Melbourne's Nicholas Building is up for sale; University of Melbourne experts say we need to rethink approaches to urban heritage to conserve our local history.
University of Melbourne research finds culturally inclusive urban design can help shape our everyday public spaces and encourage vibrant multicultural interplay
Designing liveable cities for our future climate
The Climate Imaginary exhibit explores works from designers including University of Melbourne to envision better and creative climate futures for our cities
The importance of Australia’s Big Things
What’s the point of Big Things like the Big Banana or the Big Prawn? Well, University of Melbourne experts say they’re kitsch fun but they also connect us.
Architecture and design in a post-pandemic world
For a post-pandemic world, some architecture and design features can support infection control, as the past has shown, explain University of Melbourne experts.
Curving concrete’s carbon footprint
In a bid to reduce waste while achieving great design, University of Melbourne researchers have developed an adjustable frame for casting curved concrete panels
Reframing the ‘Australian Ugliness’
Robin Boyd was known for his scathing assessment of Australian popular architecture, but did he eventually change his mind asks a University of Melbourne expert
Building equity into architecture
Although Australia has had qualified women architects for 120 years, a University of Melbourne expert says the profession is behind in terms of gender balance.
Australian Modernism’s Top 10: Part Two
Modernist design changed the way Australia looks: two University of Melbourne experts look at the legacy of modernism and the iconic architecture it created.