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The future of design education will be on display from next week, with designs for the new Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning on showcase for the first time.

New research launched by the University of Melbourne and the City of Melbourne will give buildings owners across Melbourne access to information that can help their buildings absorb less heat and stay cooler during hot days. 

Architecture graduate Angela Darby from the University of Melbourne has a passion for sustainability and design and hopes to bring these two disciplines together through her studies at Oxford University.

Two postgraduate students from the Melbourne School of design were awarded prestigious awards by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The awards commend the students’ contribution to Indigenous housing and the role of architects in increasing the quality of life in developing nations.

An international jury has deliberated over design ideas submitted to the Melbourne School of Design competition to revolutionise the humble re-locatable classroom, and the results are now in.

While Australian cities are highly regarded for their livability, they face significant challenges with urban planning and infrastructure in the future.

Australians have been working hard to cut down their household’s daily water consumption, however a new study in the latest edition of Building Research & Information reveals that clothing, food and electricity are the three biggest culprits for a household’s high water usage.

The Melbourne School of Design is running a competition that could help transform the humble re-locatable or ‘portable’ classroom into an interactive learning space for 21st century learning. 

University of Melbourne students will be investigating how cities can be more gender ‘inclusive’ this week, as part of a travelling design studio to Montreal, Canada.

University of Melbourne students will gain valuable experience in urban design, planning and architecture as part of a unique travelling design studio to the Central Pacific island of Kiribati.