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Banksia Sustainability Award Finalists

8 Oct, 2015

The Finalists in the Banksia Sustainability Awards were announced this week at an event entitled “Seeing The Future In The Present”. This year Banksia is recognising fifty seven finalists across fourteen different categories for their innovation, problem solving, leadership and extraordinary sustainability achievements. The Banksia Sustainability Awards, now in their 27th…

Enphase Energy Unveils its Home Energy Solution

7 Oct, 2015

Enphase Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH), a global energy technology company, today announced that Australia and New Zealand are the first markets worldwide to receive the Enphase® Home Energy Solution, an integrated solution combining solar generation, energy control, and energy storage. The award-winning Enphase technology is an advanced energy solution that…

Master of Disaster, Design and Development introduced at RMIT

7 Oct, 2015

The Master of Disaster, Design and Development (MoDDD), is an innovative new degree from RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Design that will enable students to work internationally in the disaster and development fields. Developed in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross and UN-Habitat, MoDDD will explore…

2015 National Architecture Awards People’s Choice

1 Oct, 2015

Members of the public are invited to vote for their favourite residential project from the 2015 National Architecture Awards shortlist. The People’s Choice Award is presented by the Australian Institute of Architects as part of the National Architecture Awards program. The Award is in its second year following a successful…

Melbourne School of Design wins at Timber Design Awards

29 Sep, 2015

A superb example of adventurous design and the use of timber in contemporary architecture, the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne was awarded the WoodSolutions Overall Winners’ prize. The project was a collaborative design between Melbourne’s John Wardle Architects and NADAAA (Boston). The winners of another 22…

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,…