ArchitectureAU: Student housing towers revive historic arcade
Arkhefield has completed a pair of student accommodation towers that integrate with a refurbished historic arcade linking Elizabeth and Charlotte streets in central Brisbane.
Elizabeth Street Arcade now open
Close to four years in the making, the Elizabeth Arcade cross block link has reopened to the public. The Arcade has been completely rebuilt and reinterpreted as a subtropical food street, with an exciting public space at its heart.
Bringing public realm to retail
As retail rapidly evolves and changes, centre and precinct managers have been looking to public realm design for strategies to reinvigorate and upgrade the retail experience.
Imagining the office as a microcity
If we use the 'city' as a planning tool for the workplace, can we create an environment that allows us to interact and collaborate with a diverse group of colleagues - just as we would in a real city?
Parklands Transitions to Build-to-Rent Smith Collective
As the build-to-rent housing model gains traction in Queensland, the first rental offering has hit the market in the newly transformed Smith Collective.
Living alone, together
Generation Z has now officially overtaken Millennials as the largest age group. They will comprise 32% of the global population in 2019. They desire independence, but are ultimately financially pragmatic and motivated by security. Is there a way to provide authentic high quality living experiences that align with their values?
Creating the ultimate passenger experience
Airline travel has become a large part of our lives, whether from necessity or desire. But before you can begin your journey, you must face one last hurdle – the passenger terminal.
A look at future housing: Millennials vs Generation Z
The housing market appears to be ripe for disruption. It’s gathering momentum around a perfect storm of a housing affordability crisis necessitating significant rental reform, and a large Millennial population, soon to include Generation Z who are demanding alternatives.
Living Together Better (and other cliches)
Our cities must adapt, adopt, and evolve if they are to embrace our rapidly changing technologies and diversifying social values. The advantage of living in Brisbane and South East Queensland is that we are still open to change.
Is infill housing the answer?
Currently there is a lot of talk about ‘infill’ – the industry buzzword for underused, vacant and irregular shaped parcels of land within the city and inner suburbs. But many developers and builders see this land as a liability, not an opportunity.
Work Place / Work Life
Your local hipster barista has two degrees, but no job in their field of study. The retirement age continues to be extended and we are starting to see up to five generations working side by side in the office.
My Experience of the Arkhefield Internship
Arkhefield has been running the Internship Program since 2013, and during this time we have seen all of our interns make the most of their year in the program. Whilst we know the program is a great opportunity, nothing beats hearing feedback from the students themselves to see what benefited them most in their time here.
Creating communities for the future
As a society, we’re beginning to openly share our resources within the community through services such as Uber, Airbnb and Go Get. The question is should our housing then look to embrace this community mentality too?
Ways we can work better together on D&C Contracts
D&C contracts in their various forms continue to be a preferred method of delivering projects. We gathered a group of developers, builders and project managers to discuss ways in which we can work better, together. This is what we uncovered.
The Future of Housing
As the conversation surrounding housing amplifies architects, planners, educators and policy advisors have shared a desire to ensure housing in Australia meets our needs for accommodation type, size and diversity.