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Looking past the importance of the window in commercial projects can be a big mistake. Windows and window furnishings have the potential to transform the environmental load of any project and greatly improve the functionality and efficiency of a space.
An innovative new technology means solar panels are no longer limited to rooftops - Iron Matrix co-founder David Morgan wants to cover entire houses with them. Not only is this now possible, but it’s also projected to be cheaper than building a traditional house.
Is there a relationship between the boom in Australian property prices, the commercial property sector, foreign investment and sustainability, and if so, how does this boom drive innovation in today’s commercial real estate market?
Confusion surrounding sustainability, certifications and best practice is increasing exponentially, so we've decided to cut through the confusion and set the story straight.
Hand drawn plans on paper are now a thing of the past, while 3D virtual Building Information Modelling (BIM) environments are slowly becoming an industry norm.
Architects have always sought to make tall buildings safe. This can be done in two ways- first is by using a range of suppression technologies, in other words stopping fires from taking hold in the first place, or limiting their spread if and when they do.
Rany Obaidi from Marblo Group says that benchtops are one of the most utilised and visible features in hospitality design, and play a major role in contributing to the success of any business. As he puts it—“We all know the feeling when we approach a counter that is stained or unsightly.”
Once upon a time long, long time ago, before Yelp, before Trip Advisor, before Snapchat and Instagram, word of mouth and newspaper reviews were the be-all and end-all in deciding where to wave our shiny new Diners Club cards on a Saturday night.
Although expectations and tastes may change, hospitality venues have always and will continue to create a visually appealing experience for customers.
Atmosphere, ambience, character, charm - all are qualities that each and every restaurant, bar, hotel lobby and yes, even coffee shop seek to create. The certain something that reaches their clientele, encourages them to stay a little bit longer, and open their wallets a little wider.
There is a lot to consider in this underrated yet important element of building design. A combination of thoughtful design and effective insulation is needed to control noise levels in all buildings, including hotels and hospitality.
Melbourne has a serious problem. Most of its job growth is in the CBD, yet most of its population growth is at the far extremes of the city. It’s the same in other big Australian cities, like Sydney.