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    News Archive for February 2020

    Hugh Broughton’s aerodynamic Antarctica

    Hugh Broughton Architects has designed the Discovery Building, the British Antarctic Survey’s research station located in Antarctica.


    Taylor + Hinds design half-dome dwellings

    Taylor + Hinds Architecture has scattered its Wukalina Walk Camp with timber, half-dome dwellings located along the northern edge of Wukalina (Mount William) to Larapuna (Eddystone Point).


    New tools help communities measure and reduce their emissions locally

    The slogan “What you can measure, you can manage” has become a guiding principle for local climate action. There’s an accounting standard made for this purpose: the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories.


    Are flawed measurements impacting building designs?

    Findings of a new study released by Princeton University reveal that the design of heating and cooling systems in buildings may have relied on inaccurate comfort measurements.


    ClimateGuard thermally broken window and door systems

    Darley Aluminium introduces ClimateGuard window and door systems designed to help maintain an ideal temperature in residential and commercial buildings.


    Commercial fitout features complex, creating lighting

    Gineico Lighting provided a comprehensive lighting solution for the Seven Affiliate Sales office at Jones Bay Wharf, Sydney.


    Older roller shutters replaced at Sydney warehouse with Efaflex

    DMF International was engaged by a warehouse owner in Sydney to replace their existing and outdated roller shutter doors with robust and faster models.


    SBS solution reduces material and time at Mont Albert Place project

    Steel frames from SBS Group were used to reduce the requirement of structural steel at the Mont Albert Place project in Mont Albert, Victoria.


    Display pods at Samsung showroom with Kaynemaile Azure Blue mesh

    Kaynemaile™ created unique display pods using their Azure Blue mesh systems for Samsung’s head office in Seoul, South Korea.


    Australian cities need transformational change to meet future challenges, says Kate Meyrick

    Urbis has announced the appointment of Kate Meyrick, formerly CEO of The Hornery Institute, to the role of director in their newly-launched service offering, Future State. A passionate urbanist and place maker, Meyrick joins Urbis Group director James Tuma in leading this new strategic advisory unit.


    Melbourne property developer brings in ‘pawternity’ leave

    Welcoming a new pet into the family can take some getting used to so for new additions, employees are eligible for an additional four days of paid leave each year, while an unwell, injured or loss of an animal allows for two days paid leave within personal/carers leave.


    To save water, designers pull out the Royal Flush

    The widespread drought across NSW and QLD has forced many homeowners in drought-affected areas to reconsider their water usage in the home. One surprising solution has proved highly effective: water-saving toilets.


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