Art, Architecture & Design

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In awarding the 2017 Archibald Prize to Mitch Cairns, the trustees have reaffirmed a tradition of artists painting artists that began with the very first prize in 1921, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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The development of wood as strong as steel has spawned a new breed of timber towers to revolutionise the way we live in cities.

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Pritzker Prize winning architect Alejandro Aravena says architecture students should be encouraged to apply their training to the challenges facing society.

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This year’s Wynne prize standard is as haphazard as ever, perhaps partly due to the Trustees behaving like curators, rather than prize selectors, writes Prudence Gibson.

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The French president's reception of Donald Trump, including a rendition of a Daft Punk anthem on the Paris thoroughfare, was a coup de grâce, as subtle as it was potent, writes Julie Louise Bacon.

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With thousands of people sleeping rough in our major cities each night, vacant ‘ghost’ apartments are a source of public outrage, writes Hal Pawson.

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New research from the CRC for Low Carbon Living shows energy deprivation is becoming more widespread in Australia, with many households compromising health and wellbeing to pay energy bills.

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When the General Motors Holden factory closes at Elizabeth in October, Australia will lose an icon that has been a sentimental favourite with artists, writes Joanna Mendelssohn.

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Grenfell Tower residents tragically got the world's attention only after a disastrous fire. So what would public housing residents in Australia say about their living conditions?

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To create urban environments that promote good health, we should start by engaging more closely with residents themselves, write Susan Thompson and Gregory Paine.  

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