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    News Archive for March 2020

    Life under Lockdown: Liam Proberts from bureau^proberts

    This is the first of our series: ‘Life under Lockdown’, where we talk to the leaders of Australia's design sector about how it is to work and live in what is increasingly a total lockdown situation. Today we speak with Liam Proberts, managing director of bureau^proberts. The response is in its entirety and has not been altered in any way, save for grammatical or style purposes.


    Public spaces bind cities together. What happens when coronavirus forces us apart?

    In modern cities, our public spaces represent our shared values. They are our common assets, owned, maintained and used by all members of our society. The outbreak of coronavirus and its immediate impacts, such as social distancing, have raised many questions about the role of public space in such times.


    Alspec takes specification meetings online

    Alspec announces that their national Specification team will now be available via Skype for architects or designers wishing to hold project meetings, product reviews or presentations.


    ARBS exhibition moved to February 2021

    The ARBS 2020 exhibition has been rescheduled due to the current global coronavirus pandemic, and will now be held next year.


    Tone on Tuesday 25: On design for COVID-19 – Part 2

    Last week's column posited the idea that one way to respond to Covid-19 was by design. In a nation of consumers, it is important at times of stress to look at the other side, designing and making things to be consumed.


    Copper is antibacterial, so why aren't we using it?

    Fantasilandia in Chile, one of Latin America’s largest theme parks, has replaced its most frequently touched surfaces with copper to help reduce the spread of germs and protect the health of its visitors.


    Dyson to build 15,000 ventilators for UK hospitals

    UK company Dyson has joined the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by designing a new type of medical ventilator.


    Tokyo Olympics postponed due to COVID-19

    The president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss COVID-19 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.


    Ensuring social distancing compliance with ATDC’s crowd control barriers

    The coronavirus pandemic is creating extraordinary health and safety challenges, especially in public spaces and commercial buildings.


    Homelessness and overcrowding expose us all to coronavirus. Here's what we can do to stop the spread

    Staying home and social distancing are now essential to control the spread of COVID-19. Suitable accommodation for quarantine and isolation are critical, but Australia’s broken housing system leaves us all exposed.


    South Australian contractors’ federation head blasts councils for lack of ‘support’

    The Civil Contractors Federation (SA) says the behaviour of some SA councils “is completely unacceptable and totally lamentable” at a time when the community needs services and support.


    How automation can help homes maximise green energy use

    Building design, especially in the residential segment, is heavily invested in the integration of green energy sources as the world tries to reduce its reliance on polluting fossil fuels.


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