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    News Archive for March 2021

    Groundfloor™: Smart delivery solutions for the built environment

    Groundfloor’s smart, contactless delivery solutions are improving the sustainability of the Australian built environment.

    Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities

    Globally, only one in 50 new cars were fully electric in 2020, and one in 14 in the UK. Sounds impressive, but even if all new cars were electric now, it would still take 15-20 years to replace the world’s fossil fuel car fleet.

    Fridcorp reaches major milestone in Hurstville development

    Fridcorp has celebrated the topping out of two of the four buildings at its $700 million BEYOND mixed-use precinct at Hurstville in Sydney’s south, with a ceremony held on Thursday.

    Game developer enlists the help of architects to design for unpredictability

    Six Days in Fallujah, an upcoming first person shooter video game developed by Highwire Games and Victura, will contain procedural architecture technology that allows for constantly changing maps for online players.

    Talking residential sustainability with Alexander Symes

    Alexander Symes founded his practice in 2014 with a mission to advance sustainable architecture, and change the way we use resources to contribute to a sustainable future. One of his most notable projects, the Upside Down Akubra House is widely revered for its combination of form, innovative material usage, and engagement with its surrounding environment.

    Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) Webinar

    With draft regulations for this Act having been released, we know that Design Practitioners and Specifiers will be expected to hold more liability in specifying compliant products and subsequently have a significant impact on the design process.

    Woods Bagot’s winning design for Penrith's CBD

    A Design Excellence Competition for the proposed redevelopment of the former Penrith City Council Chambers at 129-133 Henry Street has named Woods Bagot’s world class design as the winner.

    Book Review: Robin Boyd’s 'The Australian Ugliness'

    A new book on Australian architecture responds to Australian architect Robin Boyd’s seminal text, The Australian Ugliness, as it takes a fresh look at the nation’s ‘ugly past’ through a series of critical essays by multiple authors.

    Tone on Tuesday: The democratic spatial narrative of the Australian War Memorial

    This is the Australian War Memorial.

    Gorgeous home renovation features easyVJ panelling

    The rooms feature Easycraft easyVJ wall panelling in both general purpose and wet area applications.

    Comfortable living - Paarhammer case study

    Tall French doors and tilt & turn and fixed windows in the Architectural Range were used with triple glazing.

    Selecting the right timber floor for your space

    Selecting the right timber floor that will meet both your needs and expectations can be a difficult task. Style Timber Floor has listed a few points that could help you make your decision.

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