Building and Planning
How Australia’s prefab industry can help the housing crisis
Prefabrication is a practical solution to meet Victoria’s urgent housing needs, providing speedy, cost-efficient dwellings, say University of Melbourne experts
Design for (all) life
Humans create most designs for themselves but can and should create spaces that benefit all forms of life, say University of Melbourne experts.
What Victoria’s earthquake tells us about the safety of our structures
Australia has earthquake safety regulations, but University of Melbourne experts say the earthquake reminds us about the safety of our buildings and structures.
Protecting Melbourne’s Green Wedges while we still can
University of Melbourne research argues that the natural areas of Melbourne are under threat as there is growing evidence of their importance for human survival
A solution to engineering energy-saving smart materials
A new way to engineer smart materials could combat energy wastage, making more buildings energy efficient, shows University of Melbourne research
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
Reconciliation at scale
Indigenous placemaking in design is gaining greater currency in Australia and plays a crucial part in reconciliation, says a University of Melbourne academic.
Big and naughty architecture
Sir Peter Cook’s ‘big and naughty’ architecture, beginning with co-founding the avant-garde architectural group Archigram, make him a design revolutionary.
Preparing for our new extremes
University of Melbourne research has developed a new tools in disaster-resilience modelling; as we face the effects of extreme climate change and disasters.