Architectural sustainability: getting our houses in order

We used to think sustainability was about trying to do everything all at once. In that approach, however, we made it look hard. When we made it look hard, others looked away. Faced with the climate crisis spiralling out of control before our very eyes, we’ve had to change our approach.

Member Benefits Showcase: Landchecker

Institute members have access to a wide range of exclusively negotiated discounts from providers and suppliers that assist them on a daily basis. We’re proud to introduce Landchecker, a cloud-based software solution which provides an all-in-one source of property information in a fast and intuitive, map-based experience.

Website copywriting 101 for architects

To attract ideal clients you need the right messaging to connect with the them. Your designs alone are not enough. You need words. The right words.
Nikita shows you how to connect via words in an authentic, memorable, and meaningful way.

Dulux Colour Forecast 2021

The Dulux Colour Forecast addresses our current landscape, and we’ll see 2021 expressed through palettes that prioritise natural colours and textures which promote comfort and security, with moments of stronger colour to brighten our outlook and wellbeing.

Tapestry – a tool for open source building performance data

Tapestry is a free and public database for architecture, engineering, construction and real estate. Content curators from around the world contribute to the site with information including project scope, location, performance, typology, awards, features, specifications and summary.

Architecture, Advocacy and Public Space

One of Melbourne’s most loved and visited public spaces, Federation Square has recently undergone a substantial review led by the Office of the Victorian Government Architect. With the State Government now shifting responsibility of the square into the Creative Industries portfolio, what does this mean for Victoria’s most iconic piece of architecture and youngest heritage protected site?

Practical considerations for roof design

Bondor’s Homeira Aryanpad and Glen Roberts review practical considerations for roof design in Australian conditions, focussing on competing factors when designing for commercial and residential roofing.

Equal pay – will this ever be attainable?

To mark Equal Pay Day on 28 August, the NSW Gender Equity Taskforce (GET) unpacks the issues surrounding equal pay with a line of diverse speakers. They explore topics such as transparency of pay, how discrimination can come into the fold, and much more.

Passive House 2.0

Following the popular session on the fundamentals of the Passive House, Timo Bleeker, Director of Idealings Architecture, returns to continue the discussion on Passive House. This session focuses on project case studies and examples.

Architecture as a Global System Post Pandemic

One of Australia’s leading voices on the future of our profession, Dr Peter Raisbeck explores architecture as a global system and looks at how globalisation has shaped architecture.