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Can we have an Australian Museum of Architecture (AMOA) please?

It’s way past time Australia had a national architecture museum to promote the value of good design and celebrate the enormous contribution the discipline has made to the built environment

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Do architects go crazy when they design their own houses?

The stereotype is architects go into “batshit crazy” mode when they’ve got the freedom to design their own house. A new book suggests that’s out of date; these architects focus on good design

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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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