‘Learning from past disaster’:Rejected visions for Sydney that were never realised

‘Learning from past disaster’:Rejected visions for Sydney that were never realised

A new exhibition examines what Sydney could have been like if “brave new world” plans to replace the city’s history and workers cottages had materialised.

  • byJulie Power

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Race to save endangered orchids has some wins,some wombats

Race to save endangered orchids has some wins,some wombats

Researchers trying to save native orchids from extinction are competing with wombats and sometimes members of the public.

  • byJulie Power
Modern cities like Sydney becoming ‘ghettos of rich people’,architects warn

Modern cities like Sydney becoming ‘ghettos of rich people’,architects warn

Visiting Pritzker Prize winners Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton believe architects should “never demolish,never subtract,never remove,always add and transform”.

  • byJulie Power
Leeches,bloodletting,enemas and emetics:The uncomfortable history of medicine

Leeches,bloodletting,enemas and emetics:The uncomfortable history of medicine

A new exhibition at the State Library of NSW uses rare books to detail the gruesome cures of old such as bloodletting,emetics,leeches and enemas.

  • byJulie Power
Enrol children in swimming lessons to make up time lost during pandemic:experts

Enrol children in swimming lessons to make up time lost during pandemic:experts

Hundreds of thousands of children aged seven to 10 were deprived of life-saving skills during the pandemic,say Australian water safety experts.

  • byJulie Power
Prize-winning high-rise faces wrecking ball after ‘administrative error’

Prize-winning high-rise faces wrecking ball after ‘administrative error’

Architects and heritage groups are calling on the NSW government to reinstate the heritage listing of the MLC Building,one of the city’s first high-rise office buildings.

  • byJulie Power
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Joe is one of many New Zealanders forced to sleep on the streets of Sydney

Unless Kiwis apply for residency,they are considered non-residents of Australia,which leaves many in limbo feeling like “non-existent people”.

  • byJulie Power
‘Underwear flapping in the breeze’:Putting Sydney’s balconies to the nude test

‘Underwear flapping in the breeze’:Putting Sydney’s balconies to the nude test

Apartments account for about half of all dwellings built in NSW. That makes a good balcony,providing access to fresh air and somewhere to eat or hang out the washing,more important.

  • byJulie Power
Home quirky home:Instagram accounts celebrate Sydney suburbia

Home quirky home:Instagram accounts celebrate Sydney suburbia

Social media accounts celebrating Sydney’s homes and apartments are booming online. Some look at the quirky,others at the city’s heritage.

  • byJulie Power
Unlocking Sydney’s history,one frame at a time

Unlocking Sydney’s history,one frame at a time

A new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney called Snapshots reveals stunning details of life from 1870 to the 1940s.

  • byJulie Power
The architect setting an example in the suburbs with her award-winning home

The architect setting an example in the suburbs with her award-winning home

Architecture shouldn’t be only for the elite,says the new national president of the Australian Institute of Architects,Shannon Demicoli Battisson.

  • byJulie Power