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Audience Survey

Do apartment dwellers want to entertain guests at home?

Australia’s housing stock traditionally has been dominated by single detached houses. In the 2006 census data it is recorded that detached dwellings constituted 74% of all Australian homes. With continued population growth and the sensible restriction of the urban growth boundary this dominance of the detached house will continue to be reduced by the increased construction of higher density options. As Australia becomes increasingly urban it...

Atelier Red + Black announce RateMyBuilding.com.au

How would you rate the quality of your apartment? What about the quality of your office? Architects Atelier Red + Black together with media partner Urban Melbourne want you to tell us! A new website RateMyBuilding.com.au has been set up as a portal for the general public to participate in research relating to the quality of our houses, townhouses, apartments and offices. Whilst these buildings are being designed for everyone to use and hopefully...

The inner North: most favoured by Urban Melbourne readers

It appears the 'wrong side of the Yarra, right side of Maribyrnong' encompassing Fitzroy, Carlton, Brunswick, North Melbourne and Northcote has been chosen as the region where most Urban Melbourne readers would like to live or own a property. The centre of the city and inner South round out the most popular regions of Melbourne respectively. That's the conclusion drawn from our ongoing Effective Measure reader surveys that are now in their third...

Urban Melbourne audience survey

For the past few weeks you may have noticed a small popup in the bottom right hand corner stating Urban Melbourne is looking to better understand its audience. We have recently onboarded Melbourne-based global online measurement company Effective Measure to help us with this task. The survey has standard market research questions - age group, gender, profession, level of education and income brackets - however we have also added 3 custom...

Development & Planning

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 00:00
Melbourne is in for another dose of Zaha Hadid Architects. After the renowned London-based design practice achieved approval for their first Melbourne project earlier in the year, developer UEM Sunrise has chosen the firm to spearhead their pending residential redevelopment of the former Victoria Police building at 412 St Kilda Road.

Policy, Culture & Opinion

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:00
The New Urban Agenda was officially adopted in Quito, Ecuador in the last plenary of the Habitat III conference. The agenda provides a 20-year “roadmap” to guide sustainable urban development globally. The text of the New Urban Agenda itself was agreed well before Habitat III at the UN General Assembly in September, during an extraordinary informal negotiation session that lasted for more than 30 hours.

Visual Melbourne

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 17:00
Melbourne’s architectural landscape is a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and Victorian architecture. Although the CBD has been peppered with many skyscrapers, its historical structures have won Melbourne the title of “Australia’s most European city”.

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Transport & Design

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 08:30
The recent approval of Sterling Global 's mixed-use tower at 383 La Trobe Street adds to the influx of towers with international influence leaving their mark not only on Melbourne's skyline, but the city's streetscapes. The $700 million mixed-use tower, a collaboration between French design architect Ateliers Jean Nouvel and local Australian executive architect Architectus, has been designed with people at its core.

Sustainability & Environment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:00
Timber mid-rise buildings are becoming the preferred choice for many stakeholders in Melbourne, due to a combination of factors, including cost-effectiveness, liveability, ease and efficiency of construction. Within the recent National Construction Code change, Deemed-To-Satisfy provisions allow mid-rise timber construction for buildings up to 25 metres “effective height” (typically, eight storeys).