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Cancer centres find hope in architecture

The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996. Originally a stable block behind the Western General Hospital, the centre had been converted into a building full of life and colour. Natural light is found in abundance, and the spaces are flexible, broken up by sliding doors. Designed by Richard Murphy Architects, the project was dreamed up and co-founded by …

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The compelling benefits of timber construction, and challenges

The domestic building and construction sector in Australia’s largest cities continues to be in a boom phase, driven mostly by new apartment developments rather than traditional detached homes. Additionally, new housing is moving in towards city centres and development hubs. Higher density housing represents a major transition in the way Australians live in cities, with potentially about one million new …