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    News Archive for January 2018

    After 50 years, Australia Square turns another corner and becomes a sustainable ‘wellness centre’

    As an architectural icon, Australia Square, has had many ‘firsts’- like being the first modern office tower in Sydney to truly embrace the use of outdoor public space. So, it’s no surprise that Australia Square has unveiled what it calls its end of trip facilities, designed as a sustainable space for tenants to refresh, refocus and refuel.

    Steve Fox on how technology is changing the role of the architect

    According to BIM Consulting manager Steve Fox, there are three innovations that have changed architecture

    The year renewables became mainstream

    Greentech investment strengthens South Australia’s position as a global leader in renewable energy.

    New Gorter roof hatches with triple glazing

    Gorter Hatches Pty Ltd has added a new range of triple glazed roof hatches to their successful glazed roof hatch product line.

    New facade panel adding a signature touch to projects

    Robertson Facade Systems announces the addition of a new innovation to their extensive facade product range, designed to deliver a modern and dramatic look to any project.

    Business sentiments remain positive among builders: MBA survey

    The National Survey of Building and Construction by Master Builders Australia reveals that both business confidence and business conditions remain high, despite a marginal dip in the December 2017 quarter.

    Six teams shortlisted for Adelaide design competition

    The six design teams shortlisted for the Adelaide Contemporary International Design Competition arrived in Adelaide recently to a traditional Aboriginal welcome by Kaurna Elder, Frank Wanganeen.

    AACA revises Architectural Practice Examination

    The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) has announced updates to the Architectural Practice Examination in 2018.

    Adobe releases new cloud integration update

    According to Adobe, its latest Creative Cloud integration is designed to help users more quickly and easily find their Adobe XD document on Dropbox without the need for even opening the file itself.

    Westpac’s Barangaroo fit-out is Australia’s highest Green Star-rated office

    Westpac’s Barangaroo office has received a 6-star Green Star Interiors rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). This is the highest number of Green Star points achieved by any office fit-out in Australia.

    What Australia can learn from overseas about the future of rental housing

    When we talk about rental housing in Australia, we often make comparisons with renting overseas. Faced with insecure tenancies and unaffordable home ownership, we sometimes try to envisage European-style tenancies being imported here.

    Paarhammer – proud members of industry associations

    Paarhammer are proud members of several leading industry organisations.

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