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Should all apartments have a place in the sun?

The Victorian Government wants to know if a majority of new apartments should have mandated access to direct sun.That’s a questionable idea but requiring sun control should be considered

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Should natural light in apartments be more tightly regulated?

Bedrooms that “borrow” natural light from living areas are a key target in the debate about apartment standards. Is it a problem? If so, is it severe enough to justify stronger regulation?

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Is the Qld cultural precinct a laurel worth resting on?

Giving heritage listing to the Cultural Centre complex might make the Qld Government look forward-thinking but preserving such a large and strategically valuable area doesn’t come cost-free

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Designing memorials: is simple and subtle the best way?

The design of emotionally intense projects like memorials needs “great imagination and deep subtlety”; memorials are one of the hardest and most fraught commissions a designer can take on

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Who cares if Dallas Brooks Hall gets demolished?

There was nary a whisper of protest from any quarter last week when the Andrews government approved demolition of Victoria’s 1960s Dallas Brooks Hall. Does anyone care?

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Portrait building: Is the new face of Melbourne too shy?

Melbourne’s new William Barak Portrait building will be officially opened tomorrow. It’s an exciting project but a lot more could’ve been done in this premier location

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Is UTS’s new “Gehry” a smart way to market a university?

The fabulous new entry into bricks and glass marketing by Sydney’s University of Technology – the Frank Gehry designed Dr Chau Chak Wing building – is about to open for business

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Do architects care what the users of their buildings want?

An increasingly familiar critique of architects is they don’t create buildings that resonate with users. That’s a real issue, but let’s not lose sight of the fact there’s also much they get right

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Should we regret ancient Egypt built the pyramids?

The world is surely a better place for having icons like the Sydney Opera House and Egypt’s pyramids. It’s much less clear though that it was worth it at the time they were built

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What do fashion and architecture have in common?

There was an exhibition of fashion at Melbourne’s MPavilion on the weekend inspired by ten of the city’s landmark buildings. It’s the result of a collaboration between architects and design students

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