Brutalism: What Is It and Why Is It Making a Comeback?

By Jessica Stewart on December 4, 2018 They say that trends are circular and what’s old becomes new again. This is true for fashion, music, and art. In the case of architecture, there’s no architectural style that exemplifies this principle better than Brutalism. From the mid-20th century, this style rose in popularity before reaching its peak in the mid-1970s, when... Continue Reading →

Parking Minimums

Cities! Do you know the implications of your parking minimums? If you require 2 car spaces per 100 square meters of floor space, you are mandating parking to be more than 1/3 of the floor space built. That leaves less than 2/3 for the main land use.

Innovative Self-Sustaining Village Model

Innovative Self-Sustaining Village Model Could Be the Future of Semi-Urban Living by Lauren Crockett An innovative new housing model dubbed ReGen Villages (short for regenerative) has been developed in response to some of the world's most pressing environmental, social and economic issues. Helmed by Dutch holding firm ReGen Villages B.V. and Copenhagen-based architecture firm EFFEKT, the new model facilitates off-the-grid,... Continue Reading →

Malaysia’s ‘Smart Villages’

Malaysia's 'Smart Villages' and 9 other proven ideas for sustainable development MALAYSIAN INDUSTRY‑GOVERNMENT GROUP FOR HIGH TECHNOLOGY As nations zero in on the UN's post-2015 global Sustainable Development Goals, innovations being successfully pioneered and demonstrated in Malaysia offer several proven tactical ideas for improving the world, says an influential international sustainable development networking organization. The... Continue Reading →

RE-IMAGINING SYDNEY ROAD

Michael SmithNovember 21, 2018438 Views0 Sydney Road in Melbourne’s north is the city’s longest continuous shopping strip whilst simultaneously being one of Melbourne’s busiest transport corridors and a local activity precinct for the booming populations of Brunswick and Coburg. These different and competing roles that a main street plays for a city and a community... Continue Reading →

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