Art, Architecture & Design

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Christine Steinmetz examines a fascinating anomaly that exists in plain view in Santiago, where café con piernas literally translates as coffee with legs.

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A future in which our bodies are used as hard drives could change the way we conceive of human history and perceive life, writes Julie Louise Bacon.

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Social enterprise offers innovative ways for construction companies to leave a positive legacy in communities.

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Positive design features can make a big difference to the lives of people on low incomes who live in high-density units, write Gregory Paine and Susan Thompson.

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An underground residence and research facility at Lightning Ridge connected by a web of tunnels is just one of the award-winning designs on display at UNSW’s Luminocity exhibition. 

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The inexorable logic of the market will create suburban concentrations of lower-income households on a scale hitherto only experienced in inner-city high-rise public housing estates, writes Bill Randolph.

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Higher-density developments change neighbourhoods, often in ways that further disadvantage low-income households, write Laurence Troy, Hazel Easthope and Laura Crommelin.

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When disputes and other problems of apartment living arise, low-income households’ options are often limited, write Hazel Easthope, Laura Crommelin and Laurence Troy.

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Architect, interior designer and academic Cathy Smith has been named as the inaugural recipient of the Turnbull Foundation Women in Built Environment Scholarship.

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Our concrete jungles are getting so hot they could eventually become uninhabitable. But a team of UNSW researchers is working hard to cool them down.

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