Entries open for 20th BDAV Building Design Awards

Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is calling on the state’s best building designers to celebrate a significant milestone for the industry and enter its 20th BDAV Building Design Awards. The annual BDAV Building Design Awards, presented by Australia’s largest industry association representing design ...

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Vivid 2015

Decor + Design is pleased to announce applications are now open for VIVID 2015, Australia’s longest running design competition and innovation showcase for new and emerging furniture designers. Professional designers in business less than five years and current students of design are invited to submit their new furniture or lighting …

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Nightingale

Following on from the success of The Commons in Melbourne, Breathe are collaborating with a group of fellow architects to build a apartment development model that can be replicated. Nightingale is a triple bottom line development with apartments that are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. The ultimate goal of the …

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World’s first carbon positive prefab house

Move over, carbon neutral ArchiBlox have developed the Worlds First Carbon Positive Prefabricated House. This small footprint home will be installed into Melbourne’s City Square on the 8th of February 2015. Archi+ Carbon Positive Houses will make significant contributions within society by addressing the increasing levels of carbon emissions and …

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Aktivhaus B10

Aktivhaus, or B10 for short, is a ‘triple zero’ home that generates twice as much electric power from sustainable energy sources as it consumes making it the first functional ‘Active House’ in the world. In addition to generating enough power to run its own building services, it also uses the recouped energy to power two …

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designBUILD

Architecture, building and construction professionals can now register to attend DesignBUILD 2015, which will be held at The Dome in Sydney Olympic Park’s Sydney Showground from Tuesday April 28 to Thursday April 30. DesignBUILD connects more than 6,000 building industry professionals working across residential and commercial sectors with 200 leading …

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Transitions Film Festival

Now in its fourth year, The Transitions Film Festival is Australia’s largest sustainability film festival. Covering topics such as social and technological innovation, renewable energy, community empowerment, eco-architecture, collaborative consumption, global movements, ecological economics and consciousness, the festival aims to inspire audiences with stories of hope, resilience and action. Amongst an …