Dr Duncan Maxwell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Head of the Future Building Initiative, Department of Architecture, Monash Art, Design and Architecture. Duncan holds a PhD from the University of Sydney (2018), where he conducted…
Episode 83: Professor Oya Demirbilek on how co-design & technology are changing designs for ageing in place
Oya Demirbilek is a Professor of Industrial Design at UNSW Built Environment, where she held various positions. She was the Built Environment Associate Dean of Education, leading the curriculum development and enhancing students and academic…
Max Rafferty has 20 years’ experience within the construction industry and is currently Master Builders Australia National Technical Policy Manager. He represents the MBA on the Building Codes Committee which provides Technical advice the Australian…
Ian Moore is the principal of Ian Moore Architects, a multi-disciplinary practice established in 1990. The practice has won numerous national and international awards and has been exhibited in Australia and around the world ….
Episode 64: Alexander Symes on how a practical and poetic understanding of crafting a building is crucial
Alexander Symes Architects was founded in 2014 with a mission to advance sustainable architecture. The world’s climate is changing and as Alex notes, he believes that architecture must lead the way in changing how we…
Episode 61: Troy Creighton, MD of Stormtech on why lowering our water usage is now more crucial than ever
The managing director of Stormtech, Troy Creighton, talks about Stormtech’s history – its humble beginnings and the interesting back-story of the NSW South Coast company’s stellar growth. Troy also covers a number of other areas…
Episode 52: Koichi Takada talks about sustainable design and how COVID-19 has forever changed how we work, live and design our buildings
Koichi Takada is a member of a new generation of architects that aim to ‘naturalise’ architecture in the urban environment – an approach he developed after living in cities of high urbanization: Tokyo, New York,…
Episode 46: Kris Daff talks about why rent-with-the-option-to-buy is the smart way to address housing issues
Kris Daff explains why the the social, human and societal benefits of building housing for rent-with-the-option-to-buy schemes far outweigh by a wide country mile any arguments over potential lower or for that matter, slower profits. …
Episode 45: Architect Jo Gillies on how social isolation will change who we are as people and as workers
This episode we talk with founder and owner of design firm Archisoul Architects Jo Gillies about what is really important in these days of lockdowns, social isolation and social distancing and how we respond to…
Software platform Speckel has been designed to guide users through an often-bewildering maze of ideas and requirements.
Episode 24: Greg Frid from Project Friday talks about ageing in place, urban design and house & land pricing
Examining ageing strategies and ageing in place and how these affect our built environment and investment strategies with special guest Greg Frid of Project Friday.
We delve into the wonderful world of landscape architecture and talk about the evolution of landscape architecture and why it matters to the overall design balance of sustainable spaces with Brett Robinson from Acre.
Episode 22: Reade Dixon and Vicki Karavasil from architecture firm Elenberg Fraser explain the issues behind biophilic design
Two highly-regarded architects – Reade Dixon and Vicki Karavasil from architecture firm Elenberg Fraser delve into the amazing world of biophilic design.
Episode 21: Jo Gillies, architect, designer and survivor talks about male & female design and the redemptive role of architecture
As an architect Jo Gillies has been a mainstay on Sydney’s Northern Beaches for over 20 years, but in 2013 the business further expanded in vision, director and staff, to be re-born as Archisoul Architects in Manly.
Lisa Sorrentino talks about the differences between affordable and social housing and delves into the challenges of her role and the place of affordable housing has in the rental housing mix.
Episode 17: Russel Harris, Craig Brennan and Cecelia Wells explain the importance of windows, window design and window technology in a podcast brought to you by AWS
GWA Technical Manager Russell Harris joins Azuma’s Craig Brennan and Cecilia Wells, Senior Associate at architectural firm Jackson Teece to give their in-depth and interesting views on why windows and window design is so crucial to any home, not just for the aesthetics and moisture control, but also for the energy savings and overall sustainability rating. This podcast is crucial for anyone building or thinking of building a house or commercial structure where their facade integrity and carbon footprint is crucial.
Episode 10: Challenging convention and the limitations of the legacy approach to building with Ed Horton
Ed Horton, founding director of award-winning property developers, The Stable Group talks about sustainable building, limitations of the legacy approach to building, challenging convention, adaptive reuse of old buildings, the need for councils to incentivise sustainability, the embedded electricity network trend, and the housing market.
We speak with Paolo Bevilacqua, general manager, Sustainability and Real Utilities at Frasers Property Australia, on a range of topics including the increased focus on sustainability among developers, residential solar installations, energy security, geothermal energy, community microgrids and Frasers’ green power push.