Ecoliv Yarraville Project

9 Oct, 2014

The Yarraville Project comprises of two crane lifted modules which have extended the living area to an existing inner suburban home. Within two weeks of delivery this home was completely operational for its new owners to move in. Ecoliv Buildings factory built modules feature a 7 star thermal performance rating…

Hodgens House

10 Jul, 2014

This inspiring, innovative home is built in the major regional city of Bendigo, in Victoria. The Architect/owner/builder Lucas Hodgens left no stone unturned in the attempt to create the perfect home for himself, his wife and his growing family. In this video, courtesy of AWS, Luke Hodgens explains why he…

Whittle Waxes at designEX 2014

6 Jun, 2014

Whittle Waxes timber coatings are harmless to humans, animals and to the environment during all stages of manufacturing, processing, and use. The non-skin building finishing process requires no aggressive sanding between layers and results in a beautiful, durable finish with minimum end waste. A full list of designers and…

Australian Recycled Timber at designEX 2014

5 Jun, 2014

A leading supplier of FSC certified and recycled hardwood timber, ART have been involved in some signature projects, including the National Gallery of Victoria and the St Kilda foreshore. A full list of designers and their products presented in the greenroom can be viewed here.

Paperock at designEX 2014

4 Jun, 2014

Paperock is an incredibly strong, non-toxic composite building material made from heat and pressure-cured recycled paper. Manufactured in Australia by an Australian owned company, Paperock is heat resistant to 180C, has no VOC emissions and can be easily installed by a trained carpenter. A full list of designers and…

Copper at designEX 2014

30 May, 2014

A pendant lighting fixture that pays homage to the honeycomb architecture of a bee’s nest, the interlocking segments are inspired by natural geometry and create a lightweight yet robust construction. Made from Bamboo – one of the most renewable materials on the planet and assembled without the use of glues or adhesives, each…

Mark Tuckey at designEX 2014

29 May, 2014

This strong and sturdy table is made up in 60mm american ash. The timber is predominantly recycled Australian or, like this one, sustainably sourced new timber. Mark Tuckey believe that timber furniture production from sustainable plantations and recycling is the best way of producing low or no footprint in the…

Urban Commons at designEX 2014

29 May, 2014

Urban Commons facilitate shared experiences around food that empower us all to realise healthier more people-oriented places that we aspire to live in. Their flagship suite of products consists of three modular units: a primary planter called Plot, a concrete planter, ballast, and joiner called Pot and a seating element…

Temperature Design at the greenroom, designEX 2014.

29 May, 2014

This Australian made and upholstered armchair by Temperature Design has a seat shell moulded from recycled industrial resin and uses GECA certified foam and timber, 100% recycled lining board and water based glues. A full list of designers and their products presented in the greenroom can be viewed here….

green Talks Lighting

20 May, 2014

Green magazine recently held its fifth in a series of green Talks, on the topic of lighting. Brightgreen’s director David O’Driscoll gave an overview of the technical considerations of the Colour Rendering Index. Bernie Tan-Hayes from Point Of View discussed the process of designing light into a selection of projects….