Industry News

Melbourne Developer Profile – Little Projects

May 24, 2017

With record property prices, Melbourne’s a city on the move. There’s no denying the increases are putting pressure on dreams of home ownership, but there are plenty of opportunities within the residential apartment market – you just need to know what to look for, and have a well-informed approach. Annie Reid chats to Fergus Humphries, General Manager – Sales & Marketing at Little Projects, to find out a little more about the Melbourne market.

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State-of-the-Art Alumiere Range is in a class of its own

May 23, 2017

Stegbar has launched Alumiere, a new range of high performance windows and doors with a unique design that allows for larger spans of glass and unobstructed views. With Alumiere, size limitations have been increased to allow for glass panel heights of up to three metres to be easily achieved, making the new range ideal for modern architecture where the emphasis is on ample windows and open-plan living.

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Highlights from ACIF Forecasts May 2017

May 19, 2017

The latest industry forecasts released today by Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), the peak consultative body for building and construction, show this important industry for employment is moving quickly through two peaks in activity with a less fevered period of activity coming.

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Sustainable energy savings suite launched by Reclaim Energy

May 12, 2017

Reclaim Energy have used DesignBUILD 2017 to launch a new energy savings suite to the industry. Backed by premium product suppliers, this greenfields venture provides sustainable energy solutions to architects and builders for either residential single phase installations or larger three phase commercial ventures, in every state and territory of Australia.

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DesignBUILD 2017 – Final Completion

May 5, 2017

DesignBUILD is over for another year and the show certainly proved it has become a three-day celebration of new ideas and a platform for visitors to be inspired, refreshed and re-energised.

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Record Numbers Attend Day One of DesignBUILD

May 3, 2017

The first building and architectural event to be held at Sydney’s 1.5 billion International Convention Centre, DesignBUILD, has started in style with record numbers attending Day One of the show.

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Corian® names DesignBUILD speaker, Mal Corboy, one of it’s Corian 50

Apr 26, 2017

As part of Milan Design Week, DuPont™ Corian® celebrated 50 years of design innovation. Part of the celebration included the launch of the new “Corian® Design” publication which showcases “The Corian® 50” to celebrate fifty years in design & architecture. The designers & architects profiled include Zaha Hadid, Patricia Urquiola, Richard Meier, Amanda Levete, Ettore Sottsass, Karim Rashid, Jean Nouvel, Marc Newson, and other notables.

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Aussie Inventors Designing and Building the Future

Apr 24, 2017

A lighting system that can reduce anxiety in hospitals, a moveable home for the homeless, a particle that can allow paint to heat a room, a shock absorbing plumbing pipe and tiny LEDs that power transparent HD screens are all winners of the 2017 DesignBUILD Incubator.

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Soft Underfoot – What’s on your floor

Apr 21, 2017

Polished concrete floors were a novelty when they appeared in domestic settings in the early 1990s. Combined with white plastered walls, concrete provided the ideal backdrop for the minimalist aesthetic which dominated that decade. Polished concrete floors still find favour for those seeking a warehouse/industrial look. However, while concrete still appears underfoot, other materials, such as rubber, linoleum, cork and epoxy, are slowly emerging as options. Brick floors, a hallmark of the late architect Guilford Bell and evocative of the 1970s, are also heralding a return.

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Kitchens – the home’s nerve centre revisited

Apr 18, 2017

Kitchens have ‘morphed’ over the decades. In Victorian times, kitchens were tucked at the back of a house or below ground level. In the 1950s, kitchens became more of a focal point, with housewives (now a politically incorrect term) keen to show off their latest appliances, from the new fridge to the mix-master, the latter proudly on display on the shiny laminate benches. Fast-forward to the present and the kitchen is the hub of a house, often located between the living areas and outdoor deck.

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