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.
Send us baby food, board games - and some barmaids
Newly-released Red Cross Australia records show the relief effort after Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin involved supplying all kinds of aid to residents.
Why gargoyles and gryphons keep watch over cities
From mythical beasts on churches to skilled stoneworks on rows of terraced houses, the design features of buildings map a city's history.
Sustainability hits the world stage
Tanja Beer is showcasing sustainability ideas with the world's first edible, recyclable, biodegradable stage.
Postmodernism: What is it good for?
Literary theorist Brian McHale on the origins and trajectory of postmodernism, its role in our cultural expression, and its demise.
The heritage-listed Old Police Hospital is born again
The former Victoria Police Hospital has been re-opened after a year-long refurbishment.
Teaching Workshop breaks new ground in design technology
The VCA's Teaching Workshop has transcended from an industrial blue-collar workshop to become a cutting edge research facility.