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Makerspaces—specifically those with a focus on digital fabrication and physical computing—are emerging as symbols of social and economic change in many cultures. This paper argues that processes of institutionalisation within these makerspaces are shaped by the specific urban ideologies they are bound to.
‘If Jan Gehl did not already exist it would be necessary to invent him to rescue our cities.’ wrote Janette Sadik-Khan, former Commissioner NYC Department of Transportation.
Influential urbanist, architect and humanist Jan Gehl returns to Melbourne with more stories about observing public life...
Rankings in higher education are now common, but do they mean anything? University rankings, while imperfect, serve as a proxy for comparative measures of quality. This paper begins by providing a philosophical and historical profile of the notion of “quality,”
The energy and carbon requirements of Building Regulations do not explicitly give credit for housing designs with lower heat loss areas or more efficient shapes. Yet through a better understanding of these issues, designers and developers can significantly reduce the energy consumption of new homes,...
How is space constituted and made manifest in the cultural and philosophical context of Samoan society? And how can a primordial concept of space be constituted in the architecture of the fale (house) and then reconstituted as a cultural phenomenon, stretching from pre-contact times in...
This study is concerned with representation. It considers the nature of a culturally located, discursive form called veitalatala and its creative translation into designed artifacts that consider the lyrical and graceful nature of Tongan women’s tālanoa.
The designed outcomes of the project consider the...
This chapter in "The Handbook of Service Innovation" discusses design integration programs which aim to increase the competitiveness of business through the application of design services and design thinking within the business model.
This paper proposes a method to estimate the capitalized value of the architectural design quality of a neighbourhood.