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Listed under:  Design  >  Architecture  >  Buildings (Structures)

Tall buildings that won't fall

What makes tall buildings strong and stable? View this clip to find out how a tall building made from concrete is made even stronger. Look at a model of the building to see how it will look when it's built. See if you can pick up some design tips to help you build your own tall structure!


House that follows the sun

What would be the benefits of having a house that rotates? In this clip you will see a rotating house that turns 360 degrees. Come for a spin and find out how it works, and discover what motivated the builder to design such a house.


Monuments of Ancient Egypt

This lesson plan for teachers explores the physical characteristics of some well known Egyptian monuments as a stimulus for solving a 3D design challenge. Using an image gallery of the monuments (including pyramids, obelisks, and temples) students to plan and create their own 3D models using blocks or boxes. Students then ...


Construction of Gas and Fuel Corporation towers, Flinders Street, Melbourne, 1967

This is a black-and-white image from the original 1967 negative depicting the Gas and Fuel Corporation towers under construction in Flinders Street, Melbourne. The towers (also known as the Princes Gate Towers) were constructed of brown brick and aluminium windows, and were built over the Flinders Street railway yards. ...


Visions of energy-efficient house design

Discover how housing design is changing and what it may be like in the future. Energy efficiency has become increasingly important in sustainable housing design. Innovative solutions to reduce the use of resources are the way of the future. Can you imagine living in a parasite house?


BHP House under construction, William Street, Melbourne, 1970

This is a colour image from a negative depicting BHP House in the early stages of construction. Two cranes rise above the metal framework of the lower floors. Two articulated trucks are delivering steel girders to the construction site. A sign on the street front says 'BHP House' and shows an image of how the completed ...


Modes of transport

This is a collection of digital activities and printable worksheets for the Italian curriculum, focusing on how people travel (for example, 'vado a piedi', 'in auto', 'in tram', 'in treno'), means of transport ('prendo il ...') and how to ask when a train leaves, using the 24-hour clock. It introduces the core questions ...


Ivan Kucan and friend building friend's home, 1951

This is a black-and-white photograph showing Ivan Kucan, right, and an unknown friend working to build the friend's house in Newport, Victoria.


Boys in front of Nissen huts at Nunawading Migrant Hostel, 1958-59

This is a black-and-white photograph showing teenager Michael Clarke and a friend leaning against a tree in front of Nissen huts at the Nunawading Migrant Hostel.