27-29 Oct 2020
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Industry News

Build to Rent: How the US model is shaping Australia’s multi-residential market

The Great Australian dream of owning our own home is sliding out of view for many. A recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report showed that 67.5 percent of households owned their own home, which is a dip from 71.4 percent over the last two decades.

The Prefab debate: The opportunities and threats of modular building for Australia’s construction industry

Modular homes are on the rise in Australia, with more and more buyers turning to prefabricated options rather than the typical onsite build.

Lush greenery to maximise indoor living and working spaces

With new houses and apartments being designed to maximise indoor living space, outdoor gardens are rapidly disappearing from our lifestyle. But people still (perhaps now more than ever) want to be surrounded by greenery.

Remarkable alpine architecture amongst Australia’s Snowy Mountains

Jan 23, 2019 Architecture

Alpine architecture has been with us since the Inuit created homes from hides spread over whalebone frames and insulated with snow.

Why underground is not the best location for a wine cellar

When we think of wine cellars, many of us romanticise the idea of the subterranean “caves” similar to those found in Europe where we can hide our bottles away and watch them mature gracefully.

New configuration courtyard-style homes

Jan 14, 2019 Architecture

Courtyard-style homes aren’t a new phenomenon, appearing every few decades in different configurations. In the 1950s and ‘60s, these homes often appeared with flat roofs and were often single-storey in form.

Case Study: Tete a Tete Wine Cabinet & Preservers in Brae Restaurant Accommodation

High-end boutique and luxury accommodation brands are constantly looking to raise the bar when it comes to offerings in a bid to set them apart from the rest and to give guests a truly memorable experience.

You shouldn’t have! Seven Christmas gifts for the design-addict in your life

The festive season is well underway – there is a sense of excitement in the air as well as full bellies and sore heads floating around following countless gatherings and office parties. So with Christmas on the horizon, here are some superb gift ideas for the designer in your life.

How to build loyalty with architects and designers

Dec 13, 2018 DesignBUILD News

Designers are a loyal breed. When it comes to the manufacturers that architects and designers use, they tend to stick solid to the same brands.

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