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Leading design experts announced for Sydney Design Festival

31 Jan, 2019

Leading design experts from Australia and around the world have been announced for the Sydney Design Festival, running from 1 – 10 March 2019 across Sydney. Curated and produced by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), this year’s festival theme Accessing Design challenges designers to broaden the definition of design…

TerraCycle unveils Loop™

30 Jan, 2019

A coalition of the largest consumer product companies, along with international recycling leader TerraCycle, has unveiled a global, first-of-its-kind, shopping system called Loop™. The initiative was designed to change the world’s reliance on single use packaging, offer a convenient and enhanced circular solution to consumers, while securing meaningful environmental benefits….

La Cantina Pizzolato: an Italian bio winery

28 Jan, 2019

This organic winery in Villorba, Treviso already had 35 years of history and prosperity to its name. With respect to the natural bounty of the land upon which it stands, the architects created a structure that channels the modality and materiality of agriculture with a focus on sustainability. Reinventing the…

Recycling biosolids to make sustainable bricks

25 Jan, 2019

How can you recycle the world’s stockpiles of treated sewage sludge and boost sustainability in the construction industry, all at the same time? Turn those biosolids into bricks. Biosolids are a by-product of the wastewater treatment process that can be used as fertiliser, in land rehabilitation or as a construction…

The Cape opens newest home, Seastar

24 Jan, 2019

Australia’s premium sustainable housing project, The Cape, in Cape Paterson, has opened its doors to its newest 8.1-star energy efficient home, Seastar. This energy and water efficient coastal home sits within the top tier of sustainable homes in Australia. Featuring state-of-the-art energy efficient design, construction and fit out, Seastar boasts…

Council now powered by 100 per cent renewable energy

23 Jan, 2019

A new wind farm in regional Victoria has begun supplying energy to power Town Halls, bank branches, universities and street lights across Melbourne. Fourteen members of Melbourne’s leading universities, cultural institutions, corporations and councils combined their purchasing power to support the construction of the 80 MW wind farm at Crowlands,…

Designing Future Workplaces at MPavilion

22 Jan, 2019

The function and purpose of workplaces is changing – what was once simply a place to conduct one’s job now faces great demands. These environments are now expected to provide social connectivity; feature sustainable, peoplecentred design; and address millennial churn. A panel being held at MPavilion on Wednesday 23 January…

Inside ECO-TUBES by Geotectura Studio

21 Jan, 2019

The Azriel Faculty of Design’s Workshops building (aka ECO-TUBES) at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel is part of an overall campus renovation by Geotectura Studio. The building contains workshops, classrooms, offices and galleries with an overarching design emphasis on natural materials and sustainability. For starters, the new design sought to…

Entries open for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards

18 Jan, 2019

Entries are now open for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, which invites Australian and New Zealand based design professionals and students including architects, interior architects, interior designers and interior decorators to submit work that celebrates exceptional and innovative use of colour across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential spaces….

MPavilion extends summer program to February

16 Jan, 2019

MPavilion today announced an extension of its current program of free events until Sunday 17 February 2019, with more talks, workshops, performances, installations and kid-friendly experiences to be held in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct. The extended season supported by principal partner ANZ sees MPavilion, an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, hosting…