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Monday, June 21, 2021


It’s time for architects to insist projects meet their personal values, says renowned architect, Alison Brooks

Historically, architects have been reluctant to declare their politics, world-renowned architect Alison Brooks said in Melbourne last month. Brooks, who won the 2008 Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize for excellence in architecture, said, “I felt it was really important, at this moment in my practice, to declare the importance of a value system for architects working today.” Brooks made the comment while presenting...

Big promises, tiny homes

The ‘tiny house’ movement in Australia is growing, fuelled by Instagram feeds of beautifully crafted little dwellings in serene settings and, more recently, a display of tiny homes in the carpark at Bunnings, Port Melbourne. Tiny houses are touted as a solution to homelessness, housing affordability, environmental sustainability and a haven for those craving a simpler, minimal lifestyle. These are big promises. Tiny houses...

Will families ever buy apartments by choice?

November 2014 Building apartments for families is not for the faint-hearted, but Melbourne developers, Marcus Lyon and Paul Bell, are taking on the challenge. The project on Brunswick Group’s drawing board, inching its way through the approvals process, is a complex of 74 apartments, 12 of which have three-bedrooms, private outside spaces front and back, and are positioned on the quiet side...


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