• Students use gravity to design complex sandstone structures[20 November 2017]

    The Advanced Fabrication elective focussed on designing a compression-only vault; an arched structure using only gravity to hold sections together, rather than joining devices or an internal frame (similar to the Armadillo Vault at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture). Students were given a basic model and asked to design a formal and aesthetic arrangement of blocks based on the initial sketches. Blocks were to be designed as though they were cut in sandstone using a wire saw. More

  • Dr Kazjon Grace secures research grant[13 November 2017]

    Congratulations to Dr Kazjon Grace, Program Director, Bachelor of Design Computing, who has been successful in securing a research grant under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme for 2018. Grace received the $338,446 grant for his project Broadening Horizons: Using curiosity to diversify behaviour, which aims to explore how interactive systems can encourage their users to try new things. More

  • Is Australia barking mad to restrict dogs from riding on public transport?[9 November 2017]

    A University of Sydney study of Sydney dog owners has found that an overwhelming 95 percent of people are in favour of dogs riding on public transport, with more than half indicating they would do more activities with their hound if they were allowed. More

  • 2017 Architecture Graduate Exhibition[9 November 2017]

    Each year the University of Sydney's Architecture Graduate Exhibition presents bold designs by final year undergraduate and postgraduate students, revealing the intellectual, technical, socially responsible explorations of a new generation of architects. This year's showcase, which officially opens on Thursday 30 November, is no exception. More

  • Alumni exhibit work by the sea[30 October 2017]

    Bachelor of Design in Architecture alumni Sophie Lanigan and Isobel Lord's site specific pavilion Temple, has taken over part of Sydney's iconic coastline at Bondi as part of the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. More

  • Turnbull's government must accept responsibility for delivering an equitable NBN for all Australians[26 October 2017]

    This week started with a fiery speech delivered by the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull. He said the NBN was a mistake, blamed the former Labor government for the set up, and described the NBN's business model as a "calamitous train wreck". More

  • 2017 Lendlease Bradfield Scholarship recipient announced [26 October 2017]

    Like stacking and removing books from a bookshelf, modular apartments and an underground modular network of electric vehicles are the centrepiece of Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholar Caleb Niethe's vision for Sydney. More

  • Student visions to future-proof Sydney as a global city[24 October 2017]

    Seven architecture and engineering students have been selected as finalists for the 2017 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation scholarship based on their inventive ideas for ensuring Sydney's future success as a global city. More

  • Students work with Berlin architects to design mobile buildings [12 October 2017]

    Students from the Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Design in Architecture recently had the opportunity to complete a five-day intensive studio with renowned international architects Martin Ostermannand Lena Kleinheinz. Co-founders of Berlin-based studio Magma Architecture, the pair are the recipients of the The Australian Institute of Architects Foundation's 2017 Droga Architects Residency. Magma Architecture is known for its unconventional and ephemeral approach to architecture, producing designs that are temporary, lightweight, and even mobile. More

  • Alumnus Wins Prestigious Bruno Zevi Book Award[5 October 2017]

    This year's International Committee of Architectural Critics (ICAC) have awarded the Bruno Zevi Book Award to alumnus Dr Chris Abel for his book The Extended Self - Architecture, Memes and Minds, (Manchester University Press, Manchester 2015). The award was announced at the CICA Symposium held within the UIA World Congress Seoul. The jury, headed by the renowned architectural historian and critic Joseph Rykwert, unanimously agreed on the award. Chris's book The Extended Self was based on his PhD work conducted at the Sydney School of Architecture Design and Planning under the supervision of Associate Professor Chris L. Smith. More

  • Leslie Stein launches best practice planning book[3 October 2017]

    Leslie Stein, Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning, has brought together 7 years of research into the planning practices of 80 countries in his new book, Comparative Urban Land Use Planning: Best Practice. More

  • Students collaborate on a vision for future shopping environments[10 August 2017]

    Presented in conjunction with global digital agency, Wunderman-Bienalto and Woolworths Digital Innovation, students from the University of Sydney recently participated in a 13-week design studio to develop a vision for future shopping environments. More