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The Australian Timber Design Award Winners

25 Sep, 2014

The Australian Timber Design Awards Presentation Evening was held on Thursday 18th September held at Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. Hindmarsh Corporate Centre by k20 Architecture took out the Peoples’ Choice Award while Library at the Dock by Lend Lease was a winner in the sustainability category. Category Winners…

Jury announces shortlist for the 2014 National Architecture Awards

12 Sep, 2014

The Australian Institute of Architects’ National Jury has revealed their shortlist for the 2014 National Architecture Awards with winners to be announced on 6 November in Darwin. 61 projects were selected by the jury to progress to the final stage of judging, with many projects in the running across multiple…

Premier’s Sustainability Award finalists announced

9 Sep, 2014

Southern Rural Water has partnered with a group of government and community stakeholders to be announced as a finalist in the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards for their Protecting the Health of the Gippsland Lakes – Macalister Nutrient Reduction Program. Sustainability Victoria CEO, Stan Krpan, congratulates the team for their innovative…

Sustainability the key trend at the Australian Garden Show

9 Sep, 2014

The public has had their say in the People’s Choice Award, naming Phillip Withers’ garden, My Island Home, the favourite at this year’s Australian Garden Show Sydney, held over four days from Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 September in Sydney’s iconic Centennial Park. His coastal design featured a coral reef…

China embraces the Passive House

9 Sep, 2014

Energy efficient construction is becoming increasingly important – now also in China. A particularly good example of this has just been completed west of Shanghai: an apartment hotel in Passive House Standard. The five-storey building, which was inaugurated in August, is located on a research campus in Changxing, Zhejiang Province….

2014 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards

18 Aug, 2014

From a hybrid of art and architecture in Canberra to stunning warehouse conversion in Sydney and holistically sustainable properties in Melbourne, the 2014 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards has recognised inspiring timber applications with outstanding and creative merit. The winners were announced on Friday 15 August at an awards breakfast hosted…

Schiavello’s Smart Business Sustainability Award

17 Aug, 2014

Schiavello, one of Australia’s largest designers and manufacturers of commercial furniture, was recently recognised for its commitment to the environment at the ACT Smart Business Sustainability Awards. This marks the second time Schiavello’s sustainability programs in ACT have received an award from the annual event.  Receiving top honours within the…

Sydney Becomes a Greener City

11 Aug, 2014

Since 2011, the City of Sydney has been promoting and working towards making Sydney city a greener city through trial installations of greenroofs and greenwalls in the CBD. The City of Sydney has recently adopted the first ever greenroof and walls policy for Australia, which is an exciting leap forward…

Little Veggie Patch’s new book

24 Jul, 2014

We have 5 copies of The Little Veggie Patch’s latest book to give away to the first five to subscribe for two years for themselves or as a gift. Published by Hardie Grant. RRP $45. DIY Garden Projects includes 38 hands-on, step-by-step activities that will help cultivate your handiness and…