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  1. 14 November 2019 - Design

    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

  2. 26 May 2019 - Design

    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.

  3. Podcast20 March 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  4. 31 October 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  5. 12 January 2018 - Design

    Australia’s top 10 iconic architectural sites

    Architecture can define a nation. Ten of the University of Melbourne’s top architectural experts explore some of Australia's most iconic designs.

  6. 18 July 2017 - Design

    When building glass breaks dangerously it is a design problem

    Glass shattered on the former ICI building in Melbourne in the 1960s but we haven't learned the lessons from the past, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  7. 21 June 2017 - Design

    Cladding fires: a fatal warning of a bigger problem

    The Grenfell fire is a warning of the danger of performance-based building codes compared with 1980s prescriptive approaches says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 14 March 2017 - Design

    Why apartments are failing the heat stress test

    Most of Melbourne's apartments would fail international building health standards during a heatwave, and Australian building standards don't cover heat stress.

  9. 25 November 2015 - Design

    Skyscrapers: How tall is too tall?

    Buildings are getting taller as technology advances, so we asked an expert – how high is too high?

  10. 21 October 2015 - Design

    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.