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    Infolink | Building Products News, March/April 2017 out now
    Infolink | Building Products News, March/April 2017 out now

    In this hospitality special we take a look at restaurant acoustics, bar top materials, kitchen ventilation and compliant flooring.


    Second commercial tower approved for Melbourne Quarter
    Second commercial tower approved for Melbourne Quarter

    A second commercial tower has been approved for the $2 billion Melbourne Quarter urban renewal project at Batman's Hill and, like the first tower, will be targeting 6 Star Green Star and 5 star NABERS ratings.


    Melbourne tower to become Australia’s first residential building constructed above a rail line
    Melbourne tower to become Australia’s first residential building constructed above a rail line

    Jackson Clements Burrows Architects has revealed designs for what could become Australia’s first residential building to be built above a railway line.


    CHT Architects design first 5-star hotel in West Melbourne
    CHT Architects design first 5-star hotel in West Melbourne

    A five-star hotel has been added to Trenerry Property’s $300 million multi-architect-designed development in West Melbourne.


    Public park designed by Lyons and Aspect Studios to replace suburban carpark in Prahan, Melbourne
    Public park designed by Lyons and Aspect Studios to replace suburban carpark in Prahan, Melbourne

    A carpark in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran is being converted into a public park by the City of Stonnington council.


    Tenant secured, construction set to begin at 271 Spring Street by John Wardle Architects
    Tenant secured, construction set to begin at 271 Spring Street by John Wardle Architects

    Following the 100 per cent commitment received from national health, wealth and living company Australian Unity, ISPT will commence work this month on the $110-million office tower in Melbourne.


    Ken Maher's full speech to Parliament House on Housing Affordability
    Ken Maher's full speech to Parliament House on Housing Affordability

    Retrofitting our existing building stock and increasing density in our cities were two suggestions made by Maher as solutions to Australia's affordable housing crisis during a recent speech at Parliament House. But underpinning Maher’s address was the need for doing density well, i.e. matching density with transport and social infrastructure, ensuring high-density housing is designed well, and ensuring that density is not done to the detriment of our environment.


    Could Melbourne’s tallest skinny skyscraper be making a comeback?
    Could Melbourne’s tallest skinny skyscraper be making a comeback?

    Three years on since it was spectacularly approved for development by then planning minister Matthew Guy, Melbourne’s tallest skinny skyscraper could finally be going ahead.


    University of Sydney architecture school adds 13 new teaching and research staff
    University of Sydney architecture school adds 13 new teaching and research staff

    The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning announces the appointment of 13 new members from across the world to their staff.


    German photographer gives architecture a colourful makeover
    German photographer gives architecture a colourful makeover

    A German photographer is documenting mundane German and Austrian buildings in a new light with bright colours.


    Robot bricklayers fulfilling prophecies of 2014 Oxford Uni report
    Robot bricklayers fulfilling prophecies of 2014 Oxford Uni report

    In 2014, Britain’s Oxford University released a report charting the vulnerability of 702 occupations in terms of their likelihood to be replaced by various forms of computerisation in the future. But while the predictions are yet to be proved totally accurate, a few recent inventions, one in Perth and another in the US, do hint that change is on the horizon for brickies.


    Australian first: window-meets-balcony system to be used for Brisbane tower
    Australian first: window-meets-balcony system to be used for Brisbane tower

    Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects' ‘Broadway’ project in Woolloongabba could eventually be Australia’s first project to incorporate the innovative Bloomframe window/balcony.


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