UNSW Built Environment

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A light-weight sofa that transforms into an eight-seater dining table is among the exhibits from more than 40 students at this year's Industrial Design graduation exhibtion, 'Prismatic'.

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Paying to use a living room by the minute is the future of urban city living – we just haven't realised it yet, writes Christian Tietz.

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With monsoon flooding and natural disasters in South Asia increasing in scale and severity, what can architects and urban planners do to make a difference?

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A team of UNSW research students are urging regulators to properly consider green infrastructure when setting charges for new property developments.

 

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Nina-Marie Lister, a planner and ecologist at Ryerson University in Toronto, will on Wednesday deliver UNSW Built Environment’s next Utzon Lecture, Resilience beyond rhetoric: Design for a new sustainability.

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UNSW researchers are trialling the potential of a removable rooftop weather barrier to alleviate the effect of intense heatwaves on low-income communities in urban India.

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UNSW Built Environment’s best minds are seeking solutions to the biggest challenges facing our increasingly urbanised world.

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High rents and short-term rentals are driving people to share rooms with strangers in order to live in the city, writes Christian Tietz.

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Housing policymaking hasn’t gone smoothly since Tony Abbott sidelined the experts by scrapping the National Housing Supply Council in 2013, write Hal Pawson and Oliver Frankel.

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Jincheng Jiang is the first Masters of Architecture student in Australia to receive a six-month internship with the prestigious Renzo Piano Foundation in Italy.

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