UNSW Built Environment

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A building doesn't become 'iconic' just because it is big and wants to stand out; it has to resonate more broadly with the public, writes Peter Mould.

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With over half the world’s population now living in urban areas, how will cities manage potential over-crowding, poverty and natural disasters resulting from climate change?

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Design decisions impact the urban microclimate, and ultimately our health and wellbeing, write Paul Osmond and Jonathan Fox.

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Ageing and disabled Australians have started a DIY revolution, turning to major hardware stores for home modification products that allow them to stay in their homes for longer.

Sydney skyscrapers

High-rise architecture needs to respond to a city’s unique climate, culture and context, writes Philip Oldfield.

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A mobile glucose monitor for diabetics and a textile range inspired by climate change have won two UNSW graduates prestigious Design Institute of Australia awards.

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An award-winning, virtual reality training platform designed to help reduce accidents on construction sites has been adopted by industry in Asia with interest from Australia.

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In the next Utzon lecture at UNSW, Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa will argue that our obsession with progress is detracting from the quality and emotional impact of contemporary architecture.

Harbour

The harbour is arguably Sydney’s only true great public space. And, perhaps, its most contested, writes Helen Lochhead.

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Aspiring urban designers and architects can explore the design and development of Sydney’s sustainable, high-rise Central Park in UNSW Built Environment’s first free online course.

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