Next Generation Apartment Buildings: The Dunbar Fellowship Report

  My report on Next Generation Apartment Buildings  is now available here: R Kennedy Dunbar Fellowship Report 030619 V2 This version, posted 3rd JUNE 2019 corrects two inadvertent errata in the version posted 23 May 2019 and supersedes that version. Corrections are noted on Page 2. I recently had the pleasure of presenting the results of research I … Continue reading Next Generation Apartment Buildings: The Dunbar Fellowship Report

Louvres

In his collection of poems The Daylight Moon Les Murray calls up life in the lightweight timber and tin buildings of Australia’s “louvred latitudes” and describes the  “…handbreadth shelving open and shut, it is ruled across with lines…”.  Vale Les Murray 30 April 2019

Call this an ‘upgrade’? $600,000,000 later, BYO shade at South Bank Station

It's now over two years and $600,000,000 later, and maybe some of the promised $6 million for the station upgrade is still in the kitty, but it's not looking good for the 60,000 passengers who must struggle through this place out of necessity rather than choice.

AIA Dunbar Fellow seeks next-generation apartment buildings

Rosemary is fortunate to be the inaugural winner of the AIA Dunbar Fellowship, awarded in 2017, and is currently undertaking a structured program of research to investigate how Australia’s next-generation apartment buildings might benefit from East-West knowledge transfer? The AIA Dunbar Fellowship Established in 2017 to honour the legacy and memory of the late Professor Jennifer … Continue reading AIA Dunbar Fellow seeks next-generation apartment buildings

Hot in the suburbs – Want more walkable streets? More trees please.

It’s February in Australia and summer temperatures are peaking. It’s hot outside on the streets and if you’re walking to work, or walking the dog, keeping your cool on these sweltering sultry days can be hard. In Brisbane, the state’s sun-drenched capital, the aspiration to be a climate-responsive city has been embedded in the City’s … Continue reading Hot in the suburbs – Want more walkable streets? More trees please.

Shady street trees: a great investment in urban quality

I recently made a visit to Shenzhen in SubTropical Southern China. The city core has a well-established grid of tree-lined streets with separate traffic lanes for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians demarcated by trees and tropical greenery. The tree canopies overlap, providing continuous street level shade, just as I have advocated for the past twenty+ years … Continue reading Shady street trees: a great investment in urban quality