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    News Archive for August 2020

    Warren and Mahoney expand Sydney team

    Warren and Mahoney has expanded their Sydney team with the appointment of Claire Matheson, associate principal, and senior associate Tom Vandenberg.


    What Australia can learn from bicycle-friendly cities overseas

    Walking and cycling are in the spotlight given the need to keep fit, get about and keep a social distance from others during the pandemic.


    Episode 54: Architect, lecturer, author and councilor Professor Philip Thalis talks about the design of Sydney, where its gone wrong & what we can do about it

    One of Australia's most well-known and most respected architects, Philip Thalis is a founder and principal of Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, professor of practice at UNSW Sydney, and a City of Sydney councilor.


    Buildxact releases report showing home projects on the rise

    COVID-19 has impacted the residential construction sector in the months since pandemic-related restrictions were imposed in March.


    Norman Foster unveils reusable temporary parliament

    British architect Norman Foster has revealed plans for a demountable glass and steel building to house the UK parliament while the historic Houses of Parliament is renovated.


    Studio 212 Fahrenheit creates a mirrored bench to symbolise our 1.5 metre society

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, we maintain physical distance but we have to ensure that we do not create social distance.


    Construction begins of Cox Architecture-designed Geelong Civic Precinct

    Construction has commenced of the $220 million Civic Precinct – a central office area for the City of Greater Geelong, a separate office building owned by Quintessential Equity, as well as a 2600 sqm public precinct, making it one of the region’s largest development projects.


    When bushfires meet old septic tanks, a disease outbreak is only a matter of time

    The Royal Commission into the summer fires is an opportunity to start seriously reconsidering our built environment. We need to prepare for accelerating climate change, our changing natural landscape and future natural disasters.


    Autex's sustainability journey

    Where does the drive to become more sustainable come from? The answer is different for every business. For some it’s just a numbers game while, for others, it’s about keeping employees and customers safe – or simply the desire to do good.


    New frontier materials research

    From wood, fibres and hides, through to glass, metals, plastics and rubber, our ability to transform basic resources into high functional products and materials has been astonishing. Some are grown, some are mined and many are so dramatically converted into modern composites, that the ability to comprehend their root source is near impossible without technical or scientific knowledge.


    Circular thinking for products and materials

    Mass produced products are proliferating in society, and many cases they are often essential devices, fixtures and fittings that bring functional support, improved safety, convenience, and of course entertainment. Their utility in everyday life is something many of us take for granted, however their value and service come with impacts and issues that demand environmentally-focused attention.


    Mel Dodd appointed head of architecture at Monash

    Mel Dodd will leave her current post as associate dean of knowledge exchange at Central St Martin's in London and take up her new position in January 2021.


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