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Switch to a more efficient and sustainable workplace

Jun 18, 2018 Sustainability

CitySwitch is a free program, supported by the City of Melbourne, that helps commercial office tenants to reduce their environmental footprint and make a positive impact on climate change. Currently, 831 tenancies have signed up covering an impressive 23.6 million sqm.

699 Bourke Street: Responds to its urban context whilst delivering premium office space

Sustainability and Urban Design meet at 699 Bourke Street where architectural firm, Grimshaw, has managed to create a distinctive commercial opportunity incorporating the original design of the Southern Cross Station.

Futurespace wins Good Design Award for PwC office design

Futurespace’s PwC Sydney Client Collaboration Floors at Tower 1, Barangaroo Sydney, has officially won the 2018 Architectural Design Interior Award.

Biophilic design: so much respect for nature we emulate it

Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia wants “to bring nature back to the city”. His scaffold-like bamboo grid structure, Green Ladder (previously installed in Brisbane), is sprinkled with plants, and is the force behind a three-year program of architectural pavilions.

Federal Budget 2018: what has been promised for the architecture, building, construction and design industries?

Jun 12, 2018 Policy & Trends

Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison handed down the 2018/19 Federal Budget in Parliament last month on May 8, with plenty of measures and initiatives impacting the building and construction industries.

On the Lookout: Construction Trends in 2018

The trends impacting today’s construction industry were one of the major highlights the recent DesignBUILD 2018 which concluded on May 4 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

How digital transformation is creating paperless building sites

New technology is changing the face of building sites— with every construction employee walking around with a smartphone in their pocket, there’s less paper floating around, more apps being utilised and a commitment to sustainability and collaboration.

Latest industry predictions from ACIF’s May 2018 Forecast

The latest industry forecasts released recently by the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), the peak consultative body for building and construction, anticipate continued growth in the sector attributed to infrastructure and non-residential projects.

IoT Design for Interiors Using Smart Devices

IoT design for interiors is gaining popularity at a rapid pace. With over 3.58 billion web users worldwide and 4.9 billion unique mobile users, there is high demand for maximum connectivity at all times and in all locations, from offices to homes.

Is the word ‘resale’ compromising residential design?

Lets face it, if you engage an architect to renovate or build a new home, the probability is that you’re not looking for something that appears ‘cookie-cutter made’. However, with the cost of real estate heading north, in line with the cost of building, it’s not surprising that architectural briefs err on the side of caution.

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