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 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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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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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 Hugo Chan

Hope in High-Rise

An Exploration of Urban Density and Apartment Design

Published 26/10/2021
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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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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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