Parliament House in Canberra was designed to facilitate democracy, but instead symbolises the emptiness at the heart of our nation. And its centrepiece — a large slab of reflective granite — evokes a desire to throw coins and to wish for something better, writes Kim Dovey.
China's influence on Australian cities defies both dystopian claims of a "takeover" and utopian visions of a harmonious urban multiculturalism, write Dallas Rogers and Ilan Wiesel.
Researchers say bricks grown sustainably from human urine get stronger as they age, possibly reducing maintenance costs in our future cities.
As the nation's population ages, many people are looking to at-home care and even living with housemates.
In a list of things that drive a war, architecture is an unlikely entry. Yet that's exactly what Syrian architect and author Marwa al-Sabouni says contributed to the devastating years of conflict she lived through.
When you picture an architect, you probably don't think of hard hats and flak jackets. But a new breed of "humanitarian" architects are working in disaster zones, designing buildings to help people in need.
There are 31 cities in the world with the UNESCO City of Design title including Singapore, Shanghai, Istanbul and as of recently Geelong. Here are the city's greatest design feats.
The South Australian Government releases designs from six combined international and Australian teams competing to design Adelaide's arts and cultural centre on the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
A Melbourne developer admits his company demolished a 160-year-old pub without a permit, while the co-director of the company prepares to fight the charges.