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    News Archive for August 2020

    New purpose-built college for Campbelltown

    Young people aged 14 – 22 who have disengaged from mainstream education will be able to complete their schooling at a new purpose-built education facility following the NSW government’s approval of Warakirri College.


    Increasingly hostile designs are emerging to keep people out of public spaces

    Spikes, bars and barricades are not typically things you would associate with a park. But it turns out they are part of a growing suite of hostile design interventions in public spaces.


    Don't rush into a hydrogen economy until we know all the risks to our climate

    There is global interest in the potential for a hydrogen economy, in part driven by a concern over climate change and the need to move away from fossil fuels.


    Episode 53: Gerhana Waty, director of urban design at the Hansen Partnership on how human-centric space is more crucial than ever thanks to COVID-19

    Gerhana Waty is a well-rounded designer with a solid understanding of built form and an appreciation for viable, sustainable and pedestrian-oriented cities. She talks about how to strike the right balance between stakeholders’ interests and achieving triple bottom line outcomes through urban design practice when it comes to our urban spaces.


    Commercial sector the biggest loser when it comes to security

    Although many security issues are shared between residential and commercial premises, it is business that stands to lose the most in the event of a security breach.


    Custom carpet brightens up Mulgrave Country Club bistro

    A custom-made carpet from Signature Floors was installed at the Mulgrave Country Club in Melbourne.


    The Integra Chair

    Everyone in Australia has sat on one at some stage. At school, the hospital, the CWA meeting, the work shed, the scout hall, even the officials and timekeepers at the Sydney 2000 Olympics swimming pool. It's the Integra chair by Sebel, a furniture manufacturer still in business, having made countless of these chairs in 46 years.


    Acoustic linings maximising auditory comfort in public spaces

    Acoustic comfort is an important consideration in health and educational facilities as well as public spaces such as libraries and hospitality venues to ensure a pleasant experience for occupants.


    Seamless design for pool surrounds, stairs and edges

    Rocks On full body porcelain stoneware tiles allow designers to create pool surrounds, stairs and edges with a distinctive seamless design.


    Reliable supply, we can deliver

    Due to our location in rural Victoria, stage 3 restrictions apply to our business and Paarhammer will continue trading as usual.


    Safe bathroom design to support ageing in place

    Higher life expectancy, falling fertility levels and a maturing baby boomer generation are just some of the reasons why Australia’s ageing population is rapidly increasing in number.


    Fortitude Valley to get future-focused office block designed by bureau^proberts’

    A Development Application has recently been lodged for a ground-breaking new office block not far from Fortitude Valley’s train station and the iconic McWhirters building.


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