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Innovation in lace work and textile design

Detail of 2D artwork titled Ebony Lace by Cecilia HefferNew techniques for making, exhibiting and understanding lace.

Building international relationships through interdisciplinary design

People entering a natural spring come water bottle factory at Festival Mata Air 2016.New approaches to collaborative design between Australia and Indonesia.

Making worlds through the scale model

Model of the Dongdaemun Design Park by Zaha Hadid, exhibited in the Palazzo Franchetti, VeniceExamining the physical scale model in theatre and architecture.

Typographic Hollywood

Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obismo CaliforniaRevealing new insights into American history and culture.

Transforming prison education with clever design

Inmates learning at the Intensive Learning Centre in New South WalesA new education model for inmates in New South Wales prisons.

Firesticks: designing for country

Yellomundee National Park, NSW, 2014Enhancing connections between Indigenous ecological knowledge and scientific approaches to land management.

Interactive stepping tile for rehabilitation

Diagrams and artwork showing the Interactive Stepping TileCan interactive technology and design research help with physicial rehabiliation?

A new model for industry collaboration

Products 3D-printed by the ipd-rEnhancing the R&D capabilities of Australian manufacturing companies with an innovative model.



The global reach of interior urbanism

Sky bridge at the Peachtree Centre, AtlantaShedding light on the previously unheralded impact of architect John Portman on the interior urbanism movement in America.

A masterful plan for effective space usage

Visualisation of proposed ‘Beacon’ – Year 12 Common SpaceTransforming a leading Sydney grammar school using innovative architectural processes.

Beyond the Bauhaus – lessons from Breslau

Breslau Academy, BreslauUncovering a forgotten period of European cultural history.

The role of architecture in the Indo-Pacific

Indo Pacific Atlas looks specifically at the various planning structures and spatial challenges of six diverse cities represented within the region: Beirut, Cape Town, Medellin, Perth, Qatar and ValparaisoUnderstanding the political, historical and strategic context of Australia’s Indo-Pacific neighbours.

Waste from work: lowering workforce carbon emissions

Pedestrians walking on Sydney streetReducing Sydney’s carbon emissions by transforming building and public transport design.

Architectural connections to the urban environment

Urban Chandelier, a Chattanooga installation comprised of 999 carbon fibre rods and 6000 styrene trianglesIncreased community connection to the built environment.


Built Environment

Developing effective council rating systems

Council workers cleaning a suburban streetImplementing council rating systems in line with good tax design principles.

The construction service intelligence HYway

The construction service intelligence HYway placeholderThe development of data-driven systems within Hansen Yuncken that are transforming construction industry processes.

Reducing the environmental impact of office fit out cycles

An artist’s impression of a sustainable, modular, stackable timber office fit out designed by Forest and Wood Products Australia LimitedReducing the environmental impact of the fit out/strip out cycle in commercial office spaces.

Clean, green, heating machine

 An artist’s impression of the algae panel installation proposed for UTS’s Alumni GreenA multi-disciplinary team bringing together science, sustainable building design and architecture may soon develop the first living algae buildings in Australia.

Rental discrimination in Sydney

A rental house in suburban SydneyThe Australian Human Rights Commission is working to combat rental discrimination in the real estate sector, after research showed discrimination is rampant in the Sydney rental market.

Urban economics and the cities of the future

Accra skyline in GhanaA vision for reconstructed urban economies that leads to a fairer and more just world.