Building with the people
Resilient Communities encourages communities and developers to work together, like the group design approach in Germany, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Using maths to map mines deep underground
Software, created by University of Melbourne researchers, takes its inspiration from microchips to design underground tunnel networks for the mining industry.
Designing the right headspace
Many of the spaces used to treat people with mental illness are inappropriate, argues a University of Melbourne expert.
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.
Making space for emergency talk
The way hospital emergency rooms operate makes important conversations difficult - University of Melbourne and Deakin University research design solutions
Rearranging the way we learn
Researchers are assessing the value of innovative classrooms and how teachers can use these spaces to help 21st century schoolkids realise their potential.
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.
Melody and mayhem: Music, the law, and incitement to violence
The complex nexus between sound and the law – from musical incitement to violence, to sonic crowd control, to the very deliberate design of courtroom acoustics.
Skyscrapers: How tall is too tall?
Buildings are getting taller as technology advances, so we asked an expert – how high is too high?