The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power - Issue #21

Welcome to our new subscribers - we're glad you've found us! This week we've got heaps of great arti
The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power

The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power

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The Architecture Drilldown

Welcome to our new subscribers - we’re glad you’ve found us!
This week we’ve got heaps of great articles covering lots of different issues - affordable housing, climate change, heritage, city planning, internships and gender equity. It’s a big list but hopefully you can easily navigate through and find the topics you’re most interested in learning more about.
As an aside, and on the issue of advocacy, I tested the waters by calling out a builder that advertised “Architecturally-designed” homes but didn’t have a registered Architect on staff, on Twitter this week. This may form the basis of an ongoing campaign to weed out false statements, and I’d welcome feedback from the profession about whether it’s useful and/or helpful. My reasoning is that consumers can’t distinguish between the services of an Architect and the misrepresentations of builders, so it’s important eradicate those false claims as a precursor to better promote the value of architecture and good design. Thoughts?
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So, what’s of international interest this week?
‘Watershed moment’ as government climate change watchdog targets net zero by 2050 | News | Architects Journal
London Eye creator: ‘Why I’m supporting Extinction Rebellion’
"Coachella is a great place of experimentation that becomes a giant trash heap"
New York mayor’s attack on glass skyscrapers causing a stir
Talking about architecture with people who are underrepresented: A Hip Hop Architecture camp in Washington DC 2019
Design and the Green New Deal
Australian data guru Gill Matthewson drills down into UK gender representation
The Architecture Lobby's statement on Unpaid Internships
V&A Dundee is overnight sensation
Too wacky to contemplate? Studio NAB designs a greenhouse roof for Notre-Dame
Yellowtrace's best of Milan Design Week 2019 - publication and events
Shortlist Announced for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2019
Right-o, what’s happening on the national / federal front?
How can Australia meet its climate emissions reduction obligations?
The construction industry needs a “Peak Embedded Carbon Day”
Informal and illegal housing on the rise as our cities fail to offer affordable places to live
Have your say: Ask your local candidates to fix the broken housing system
Drilling down further – what’s news across the states?
New South Wales
NABERS – the wrap and the new goals 
Young families shut out of 'huge swaths of Sydney', Minister warns
2019 NSW Architecture Awards shortlist
‘I’ve been put in prison here’: How a Sydney council cost this homeowner $700k
What is Federation Square for? Melbourne's civic centre at a crossroads
Pedestrians, cyclists to get extra '20 Bourke St Malls' of space in CBD
In Melbourne, collaborative development is turning grey streets green
Western Australia
Fremantle’s East Village by SpaceAgency goes off grid with own power, water
Sales spur makeover revival for city precinct
2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards shortlist
Northern Territory
Nine multi-storey Darwin residential buildings found to be non-compliant after investigation into engineer
What upcoming events should I put in my diary?
Design Excellence Competitions and the Remaking of Sydney Wednesday 8 May, Sydney
Final speakers announced for 2019 Living Cities Forum, Melbourne (23 May) and Sydney (28 May)
UDIA: Dissecting Development Contributions, Wednesday 29 May, Perth
Australian Smart Skyscrapers Summit, June 25-26, Melbourne
Design Speaks: Housing Futures 2019 forum about new trajectories in residential architecture, Friday 26 July, Melbourne
Are there any competitions, awards or essential-bedtime-reading tenders I need to know about?
Due date extended for IDEA 2019: now Monday 13 May, 5pm (AEST)
Self-help / work-life balance for architects
11 Ways to Become a Better Architect (without doing architecture)
What about podcasts?
Elizabeth Diller on Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen
Armchair (or actual?) travel…
23 spots you shouldn’t miss in Zürich if you love Architecture
Inspiration or Archi-porn? You decide…
Erskineville Studio 2 by Pivot
Sounds Like Design’s Marketing and Communications tip of the week…
How to explain your firm's Super Power: Differentiation Guide for Professional Services Firms - second edition
THANKS for reading
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