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AWS talk aluminium frames and thermal efficiency

28 Sep, 2015

Windows and doors are incredibly dynamic elements to a home. They need to contribute to keeping a home cool in summer, warm in winter, provide security, fresh air and natural light -whilst demonstrating a sense of finesse. Windows react thermally via direct and indirect sunlight. When sunlight hits a window,…

Adelaide Festival of Architecture and Design 2015

28 Sep, 2015

Less than 12 months after the success of Adelaide’s first Festival of Architecture and Design (FAD) last year, the Festival has launched its program of over 40 events held from Thursday 8th until Tuesday 13th October. The Festival proudly supported by major sponsor Architectural Window Systems (AWS) will deliver a…

2015 Sydney Architecture Festival Tours

25 Sep, 2015

The 2015 Sydney Architecture Festival (SAF), presented from 2 until 5 October, has announced details of three specially curated SAF Tours being held on Sunday 4 October. From Circular Quay’s commercial and urban developments to new public spaces and skyline icons in Sydney’s CBD, the tours will explore the reasons for…

2015 National Architecture Awards shortlist revealed

17 Sep, 2015

The 2015 jury for the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards has revealed their shortlist for the November awards. Led by Immediate Past President and Jury Chair, David Karotkin, the jury selected 73 entries (59 projects) to progress to the final stage of the awards program. The shortlist was…

This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture

8 Sep, 2015

This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture brings together international and local thinkers and practitioners from the arts and sciences to explore public life through the lenses of Life + Death, Love + Longing and Participation + Spectacle. With a provocative and inspiring program of Melbourne-wide industry and public fringe events, city tours,…

Fringe Furniture 2015

7 Sep, 2015

Fringe Furniture, the longest-running event in the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival, invites this year’s audiences to look Between the Lines. This theme, central to the festival as a whole, asks audiences to look closely at design, to discover meanings beyond the practical, and to interpret messages implied in the work of some of…

The 15th International Architecture Biennale

4 Sep, 2015

The President of la Biennale di Venezia, Paolo Baratta, accompanied by the curator of the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Alejandro Aravena, met this week at Ca’ Giustinian with the representatives of 48 Countries. Here Alejandro Aravena revealed the theme for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition: REPORTING FROM THE FRONT Alejandro…

Open House Brisbane 2015

3 Sep, 2015

Old to new, grand to small, gothic to modernist, subterranean to sublime… Brisbane Open House lures urban explorers and inquisitive minds. Brisbane’s architectural wonders are being showcased at the sixth annual Brisbane Open House, when the city extends an open invitation to explorers keen to sample an extraordinary line-up of…

International Awards recognise Australian talent abroad

2 Sep, 2015

The Australian Institute of Architects’ International Chapter have announced the winners of their 2015 International Architecture Awards. Spanning the globe from New Zealand to Singapore to Denmark, the awarded and commended projects represent the excellent work of Australian architects abroad. The jury, chaired by Grant Marani, were unanimous in awarding…

Sculpture, sustainability and function, the Reece Bathroom Innovation Awards

2 Sep, 2015

Sculpture, sustainability and function prevailed in this year’s BIA bathroom design challenge which called on professional and student designers to conceive an innovative tapware concept for the contemporary bathroom environment. The two winning tapware designs were selected for their innovative approach to water use and unique aesthetic that incorporates technologically…