the failure of the National Capital Design Review Panel
Along with the wish the government would look after the city’s landscapes, its greenery and its open spaces, a common frustration is that the government does not understand design and does little to encourage good architecture.
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When bad design hinders being jolly
When in Civic around 10pm on Wednesday last week we were confronted with what the ACT government now defines as a Christmas tree.
Continue reading ACT Government ruins Christmas
Back in 2013 plans were announced for the next stage of Canberra’s Constitution Avenue.
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Our lust for originality is wrecking the city, delivering a rash of formally new but ultimately anti-urban hideous skyline baubles reducing city-making to a spectacle of super-size billboard branding gestures while inhibiting the multiplication of good ideas. Click here
Following the resignation of their highly paid CEO, it seems that our postal services need to recover some of the revenue it has been paying out in the last few years.
Continue reading Inappropriate letterboxes to be replaced
Local governments rarely get the opportunity to completely makeover and enhance the main entry to the city – and the city centre itself.
Continue reading Northbourne oh Northbourne
Parliament House lawns again!
They have tried before and I am sure they will keep trying till they get their way.
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Canberra is usually referred to as being a designed and/or planned city. Continue reading Government Architect – what’s that?
Preview: good design
Lumio Lamp I saw this online and thought of a friend who has been looking for a light to take outside to have dinner in their courtyard. We have looked at various solar light thingys. None quite worked out. and now in early 2014, maybe this is. Not yet available but there is the you tube promotion below. Continue reading Innovation