The Astute Architect

The Astute Architect travels the world to unearth the best new products and industry issues in architecture.


Virtual architecture, intruding on the real thing

From Minecraft to BIM, SmartPlanet's columnist C.C. Sullivan shows how virtual architecture and real architecture are getting closer together, helping us tell stories and teach the next generation.


Hip-hop architecture goes global

Hip-hop architecture is a growing and global movement, in spite of a reputed "first" in Australia, says SmartPlanet's resident architecture columnist, C.C. Sullivan.


Game changer? Phase-change products boost building performance

New building products made with phase-change materials are everywhere, and architects need to use more of them to save energy and build greener, reports SmartPlanet's C.C. Sullivan.