Industry News

Product-led climate recovery for innovative Australian green building design

Apr 3, 2017

Australian Green Building Design is all about making use of sustainable and eco-friendly materials for building projects. Going green is a widespread phenomenon that most people are getting into, gone are the days when people choose quantity over quality. A sense of meticulousness is evident in terms of purchasing products.

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Designing eco-friendly residential interiors for the next generation

Mar 31, 2017

Eco-friendly residential interiors are known to have significant benefits not only to the environment, but also to people occupying the space. Emerging construction trends feature the incorporation of sustainable parts and elements into building projects. This promotes the advocacy of making better choices for the betterment of the world.

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Australian First – A Ventilated Dry Ridge now in Australia

Mar 30, 2017

Ventilating a roof space to control comfort levels in the living space is fast becoming an accepted requirement in Australia.  For many years the Europeans have been ahead of the curve on passive cooling techniques and the benefits of ventilation which are not just for the structure of the roof but for the health of the occupants too. 

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The Australian building regulation and work health safety compliance

Mar 29, 2017

Building regulation compliance is important in the practice of construction to ensure safety among building occupants, the people around the work site, as well as the builders themselves. Ensuring optimum building performance is the integral goal of every construction project. And in order to obtain this, standards are imposed on designers under the Work Health & Safety legislation.

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Designing interior environments: A solution to urbanised living

Mar 24, 2017

The demand for efficient and modernised interior environments is a rising challenge for the Australian construction industry. More and more nations across the globe are on the steady course towards total urbanisation. Australia isn’t far behind with a reported 89.4% urban population. The lofty percentage increases by an annual rate of urbanisation at 1.47% as reported in 2015.

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Top 7 interior design trends for 2017

Mar 22, 2017

If you’re an interiors aficionado, you’re probably across the latest trends. Green is having a moment as Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year, while you may have noticed big brands also making waves, such as Ikea’s new, stylish homewares range, and Myer’s exclusive homewares partnership with UK giant, John Lewis. So, we’ve asked two Australian designers, Samantha Eades from Samantha Eades Design and Neometro’s Lochlan Sinclair, Design Manager to weigh in with their own top trends, so you can source style like a superstar.

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Changing Spaces

Mar 21, 2017

Trends in our homes tend to evolve slowly as new materials and, in particular, new technology, change the way architects and designers move forward.

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International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The 3rd City

Mar 18, 2017

The AILA have announced the program for the 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture from the 12 – 15 October Sydney, Australia.

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Global Design Director of Populous announced as keynote for DesignBUILD 2017

Mar 17, 2017

DesignBUILD is offering a rare opportunity to visit the new $1.5 billion International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), gain behind the scene access and hear from the contemporary venue’s key designers.

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