Art, Architecture & Design

modern open-plan_kitchen

In-home kitchens were on the chopping block for a while, but now it seems they’re back on the menu.

Concrete bench designed to prevent people from sleeping

Increasingly hostile designs are emerging to keep members of the public out of public space.

public housing block

Ghettos of crime, drugs and vice? Full of people bludging off the state? That's typical of the unfair stigma attached to public housing, and it distracts us from more fundamental issues.

Stack of apple devices

The 5G revolution could trigger an e-waste avalanche, but there are ways we can stem the flow, UNSW industrial design expert says.

An abandoned warehouse ruin

Whether it’s art or porn, ruin photography tells a deeper story than what’s behind the lens.

Girl separated from her mother by glass partition due to COVID-19 quarantine

A negative-pressure tent has been designed to give COVID-19 patients a more human experience during treatment in quarantine.

The dial of an old-world sidereal clock from the 1850s

An exploration of the history of the Sydney Meridian re-imagines Australia’s relationship with territory and time for an artist from UNSW Art & Design.

desire path

These unsanctioned footpaths defy design, but is that necessarily a bad thing?

Girl on a climbing frame in sunlight filtered through thick bushfire smoke

A study during last season’s bushfires provides vital insights into the multiple interplays between weather extremes and air pollution.

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Dr Mark Ian Jones discusses the future of design and architecture and how designers need to ask themselves, 'do we need this'?

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