UNSW Built Environment

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Unsafe apartments are being evacuated as confidence plummets – even the author of a report commissioned by building ministers wouldn't buy a new apartment. What will it take for governments to act?

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Cooling strategies, such as increased greenery and shading and the installation of water features to mitigate urban heat can increase comfort by 50-60 per cent. 

luminocity project

This year’s Luminocity exhibition showcases the design process behind everything from toothbrushes to skyscrapers, says Dr Nicole Gardner.

Revive

Winning major awards puts UNSW interior architect graduate among the best in Australia

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The construction industry crisis didn't happen overnight. Authorities have been on notice for years to fix the problems that now have the industry itself calling for better regulation.

Professor Helen Lochhead UNSW Built Environment

Professor Helen Lochhead has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects for her outstanding contribution to gender equity in architecture.

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Australia’s policymakers must address the cultural and institutional barriers that exist for Indigenous Australians instead of framing them as a problem for society. 

Australia house

Australian houses are not designed and built for the realities of climate change.

Schools need ventilation for better health and student learning

Australian classrooms are recording high levels of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, says Built Environment Professor Mat Santamouris. 

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For this year's Sydney Vivid festival UNSW Engineering, Built Environment and Art & Design students cooked up a two-tonne treat  – an eight-by-eight meter Celestial Pancake that is suspended from the ceiling of Sydney’s Overseas Passenger Terminal.

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