Driven by significant advances in tile manufacturing, with technologies such as continuous pressing, digital inkjet decoration, and new glaze formulations; the technical and aesthetic evolution of ceramic tiles has accelerated significantly over the past five years.
Kitchens are quite often the hub in any home; families and friends alike congregate here, making it the busiest room in terms of foot traffic.
As the seasons change, we are often presented with a slew of new interior fixtures and fittings to inspire our spaces.
Built-in wardrobes are no longer an afterthought, but an integrated part of bedroom design that reflects personal style. A well-designed wardrobe can make a striking visual impact whilst providing functionality, optimising space and bringing some order into the homeowner’s life.
Indoor plants, similar to all fashion trends, have been in and out of favour for centuries. In our current modern Western culture, indoor plants are back in vogue more than ever.
The process of creating a virtual digital model of a building and infrastructure facility, known as Building Information Modelling (BIM), is now firmly established in Australia’s design, architecture and construction industries.
It is evident how much the workplace has changed over the past decade or so. Cubicles and bland strip lighting have been replaced by comfortable co-working spaces, with employees more likely to show up in shorts and sneakers than in a suit.
Smart building construction management is fast becoming the staple process in the built environment.
All people, no matter their age, are influenced by their surroundings, and a space’s design should inform how we use that space. For children, this is especially important as they learn to navigate and be inspired by the world around them. We’ve discovered Australian six childcare centres that incorporate fun, fresh design with sustainability.
Build to rent could play a key role in addressing Australia’s housing crisis, however the tax system must adapt and more government incentives would need to be introduced to launch the model, according to industry experts speaking at DesignBUILD 2018.