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    News Archive for February 2017

    $150,000 funds infusion for Brisbane Open House

    An annual event that gives the public a unique opportunity to view some of Brisbane’s iconic heritage sites has received a significant boost with the Queensland government announcing $150,000 in funding to be distributed over three years.


    Dream homes: architecture and popular imagination

    Naomi Stead explores whether or not it is possible to create architecture out of nothing more than dreams.


    Waterless urinals making a splash downunder

    Waterless urinals will save your client water and money, particularly on new builds, and can help achieve a higher level of sustainability for your building.


    CplusC propose Tetris-like extension for Sirius

    Australian design studio CplusC Architectural Workshop has suggested an alternative plan to save the Sirius social housing building in Sydney from demolition.


    Small is the theme for Architeam’s ‘Architects: Behind the Scene’ event

    Architeam is hosting the next ‘Architects: Behind the Scene’ event in Sydney on Wednesday 15th March 2017.


    Catherine Baudet honoured with Institute's first gender equity award

    The inaugural Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize has been awarded to Queensland architect Catherine Baudet for her tireless efforts in promoting gender equity in the architectural profession.


    Augmented reality: Floundering or flourishing?

    Augmented reality may be floundering in Gartner’s ‘trough of disillusionment’, but its potential to deliver better, more sustainable buildings will see the technology flourish, says BVN project architect Rana Abboud.


    Nightingale lands in Western Australia

    EHDO Architecture has been awarded a license to design the first Nightingale Housing project in WA.


    What makes the perfect bar top?

    The choice of bar top material essentially comes down to three things—aesthetic, usability and durability. At least that’s the general consensus among the Australian hospitality designers I interviewed.


    Landmark contract kicks off $1.1 billion QLD health precinct development

    Construction will soon be underway at Herston Quarter in Brisbane on a five-hectare health precinct designed by Hassell architects.


    Ikea makes spherical garden design open source

    Ikea has made its plans and shop drawings for a DIY spherical garden product available on open source for free download.


    How hot-deskers are made to feel like the homeless people of the office world

    If you work in an open-plan, hot-desking environment, you have probably at some point found yourself trudging through the office, clutching your belongings, in search of a free desk.


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