Is Federation Square as good as it gets?

Is Federation Square as good as it gets?

February 27, 2018 11

Federation Square isn't the perfect place the critics of Apple's proposed store portray it as. There are better options than Apple but they'd be costly

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

Will Apple really destroy Federation Square?

February 5, 2018 9

There are downsides to Apple's new global flagship store in Fed Square, but there are benefits too. It might even broaden the Square's appeal to a wider cross section of Melburnians

Who’s noticed the suburbs are turning green?

Who’s noticed the suburbs are turning green?

October 25, 2017 4

One of the the great unheralded changes in Australia's cities was the greening of the suburbs - both old and new - over the last thirty to fifty years

Is a drug death memorial a dubious idea?

Is a drug death memorial a dubious idea?

July 26, 2017 3

A proposed public memorial to those who died from a hard drug overdose wouldn't do any harm but smacks of creating an edgy amenity for inner city residents

What’s the heritage value of this office block?

What’s the heritage value of this office block?

April 12, 2017 9

Another fashionably handsome modernist building with debatable claims to social and architectural significance is the subject of a heritage battle in Melbourne

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

Can this pub be saved from apartments?

December 5, 2016 3

The planning and heritage systems can't do much about another inner suburban Melbourne pub - this time in St Kilda - being replaced by apartments and shops

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

Is 16-storeys OK in the inner city?

November 29, 2016 4

More people want to live close to the cosmopolitan city centre but this conflict over a development in Fitzroy North shows existing residents zealously protect what they've got

Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?

Should Apple get a bite of Federation Square?

November 22, 2016 2

Apple reportedly wants to establish an Apple store with a signature glass cube in Melbourne's Federation Square. Boring; there are more exciting ways to enhance Fed Square

Does ABC-TV’s Streets of Your Town get it wrong?

Does ABC-TV’s Streets of Your Town get it wrong?

November 15, 2016 3

Part one of ABC-TV's Streets of Your Town is an enjoyable look at 60s and 70s modernist domestic architecture but it's not as relevant to today as it claims

Where to next with the Corkman hotel?

Where to next with the Corkman hotel?

October 24, 2016 2

It's now time for a sensible discussion of what might be done with the Corkman hotel. Let the law deal with the culprit and focus on the best use of the site for the city