Swayn Open Research

The Alastair Swayn Foundation is committed to information sharing and transparency of research the research it funds. We believe that research supported by the Foundation should be made discoverable and readily accessible online. The Swayn Open Research repository provides a place for researchers to promptly have their findings published on an open access basis, to benefit the architecture and design community.

By Luca Lana and Virginia Mannering

Queer Geology

Published 25/11/2022
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By Iain Maxwell, Sam Tomkins and Ben Ennis-Butler

Workplace Plasticity

Furnishing the Net-Zero Office through Robotic Fabrication

Published 23/11/2022
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Retain, Repair, Reinvest: Barak Beacon Estate

Published 09/11/2022
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By Professor Hannah Lewi, Associate Professor Cameron Logan and Professor Robert Crawford


Empowering Adaptive Reuse in Historic Precincts

Published 09/11/2022
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By Public Realm Lab

Stepping Stone

Indigenising the Foyer Model of Transitional Housing

Published 24/10/2022
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By Mather Architecure

Designing Better, Not Bigger

Dynamic Architecture through Scalable Modular Systems

Published 12/10/2022
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By Emily Van Eyk, Dr Robert Cameron and Daniel Jan Martin with the assistance of Charlie Frankpitt

Not Just Ramps and Doorways

Disability Housing is About Choosing Where, How and Who You Live With

Published 15/07/2022
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Retain, Repair, Reinvest

Ascot Vale Estate Feasibility Study and Alternative Design Proposal

Published 07/07/2022
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Published by the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects

Architecture Bulletin

Dindarra / Between

Published 05/07/2022
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By Jo Dickson

Blueprint for Small Home Approval

Navigating the Design and Certification Process of Small-Footprint, Permanent or Relocatable Dwellings

Published 24/05/2022
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By Loata Ho and Emma Healy of Women Build


Solesolevaki: Nurturing Communities through Revitalisation of Collective Building Culture

Published 11/04/2022
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Malak Al-faraj, Julia Ramos and Jacqueline Tran


Interlude: A series of conversations exploring the recent transformations in architectural education

Published 07/04/2022
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By Daniel Sandford

Suburban Heat

An Examination of the Urban Heat Island Effect in Canberra, through an In-Depth Analysis of the Suburb of Wright and a Review of ACT Government Policy

Published 08/03/2022
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By Cassidy Baas

Living Together

The Role of Shared Living in Canberra’s Future Urban Design

Published 02/03/2022
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By Marko Torbarina

The Future of the Canberra Suburb

An Exploration of Canberra’s Inner Suburbia and the Possibilities for its Densification

Published 09/02/2022
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By Guillermo Fernández-Abascal, Urtzi Grau with Charles Curtin and Miguel Gilarte

The Future of Living goes to Campsie

The Extension of the Suburban Block

Published 06/02/2022
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By Angelique Edmonds

'Place Agency' Podcast

Published 03/12/2021
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Curated by Urtzi Grau and Guillermo Fernández-Abascal

Folk Costumes for Indo-Pacific Air

Published 09/11/2021
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By Hugo Chan

Hope in High-Rise

An Exploration of Urban Density and Apartment Design

Published 26/10/2021
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By Sibling Architecture

New Agency

The Future of Dwelling and Ageing

Published 24/06/2021
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By Elizabeth Karol and Dianne Smith

Design Considerations for Residents with Impeded Cognitive Functioning

Conversations with People with Schizophrenia

Published 24/06/2021
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By Amila Badungodage

New Ways of Working (NWOW) Beyond COVID-19

With Special Reference to the Activity Based Workplace (ABW)

Published 11/05/2021
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Curated by Ian Wong

Australian Design Index Exhibition

Published 10/05/2021
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By Iain Maxwell

Another Canberra Home

Assessing the Historical Environmental Impact and Future Performance Possibilities of Existing Housing Stock Via Retrofit

Published 10/05/2021
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By Callum Andrews

Building Community Engagement with Architectural Services in Bushfire Affected Communities

Published 05/05/2021
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Created and hosted by Bridget Nathan

The Doyenne Interviews

Published 01/12/2020
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By Daniel Schorn

Canberra’s Urban Soundscape

Identifying and reviewing the regulatory environment and mapping the existing Canberran urban soundscape to create visualisation tools to define acoustic uses and planning for the future

Published 31/05/2020
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By Cornelius Pau — 2019 Alastair Swayn Intern

Could Build-to-Rent be an ACT housing affordability measure?

Observations on the potential of the Build to Rent model to address affordability goals outlined in the ACT Housing Strategy 2018

Published 31/05/2020
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The Alastair Swayn Foundation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on the land of which we work, the Ngunnawal people of the ACT. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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