Apartment residents need more sustainable, climate-adapted designs. They shouldn’t have to depend on costly, high-emissions air conditioning to remain comfortable and healthy.
Despite a surge in development, most apartments are one or two bedrooms and not family-friendly.
Re-envisioning who belongs in apartments will contribute to better city planning, says an urban cultural geographer at UNSW.
It is almost impossible for purchasers to predict whether their new apartment will have building defects, a report into the apartment building industry has found.
Good design in high-rise apartment buildings can improve the way we live in cities, explains Dean of UNSW Built Environment, Professor Helen Lochhead.
In a recent survey, 85 per cent of respondents in buildings built since 2000 said their buildings were defective. Could procurement policies help turn around those stats, asks Martin Loosemore.
We used to think '60s apartments were austere and badly built. Now, they appear as paragons of generosity, grace and certitude, writes Elizabeth Farrelly.
An array of forces are converging to give the multi-unit house of cards a shove, writes Chris Martin.
High density housing promises to revitalise our cities but there's a risk it could become the dystopian overdevelopment many fear, writes Bill Randolph.
As more families chose to live in apartments and high-density housing, more thought needs to be put into the bylaws that constrain their lives, writes Cathy Sherry.