Peeling back history to reveal Melbourne’s faces from the past
A team of University of Melbourne conservators has discovered a rich history under layers of paint at Victoria's Trades Hall ahead of its redevelopment.
Designing the right headspace
Many of the spaces used to treat people with mental illness are inappropriate, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
Making space for emergency talk
The way hospital emergency rooms operate makes important conversations difficult - University of Melbourne and Deakin University research design solutions
Finding the Hidden Hellenism in Melbourne
From the Hoddle Grid to the State Library of Victoria, tour Melbourne through a Greek lens and discover how Hellenic culture has shaped the city.
Pholiota: The tiny house with big ideas
A new exhibition suggests a tiny house designed in the 1920s by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin could teach modern housebuilders a thing or two.
Indigenous memory-making meets architecture
The Wave Hill walk-off changed Australian history, yet the event suffers from a lack of recognition. Now, architects have become its unlikely champions.
Building a society that thrives, not just survives
We need to move beyond the concept of sustainability in relation to the built environment, and think about ways our society can not only survive, but thrive.
Merchant Builders: Celebrating a fifty-year legacy
The fifty-year legacy of one of Australia's most influential project house-building companies has become the focus of a research project and exhibition.
Skyscrapers: How tall is too tall?
Buildings are getting taller as technology advances, so we asked an expert – how high is too high?
Buildings that look like Beyoncé
Architects have been designing buildings based on the female form for decades, long before Beyoncé's silhouette in her Ghost video clip inspired a skyscraper.