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The Australian Furniture Design Award

11 Nov, 2014

JamFactory and Stylecraft are pleased to announce the establishment of an exciting new biennial award for Australian furniture design. The award is anticipated as one of Australia’s richest and most prestigious design awards and aims to raise the profile of Australian designers and encourage innovation in furniture design. The winner…

green Talks Timber

10 Nov, 2014

Green magazine recently held its sixth in a series of green Talks, on the topic of timber. Kennedy’s director Michael Kennedy presented an overview of the timber sourcing considerations and the benefits of using wood. Emma Young from Phooey Architects discussed architectural benefits of using timber. Allpress Roastery provided the…

2014 National Architecture Awards

7 Nov, 2014

Community-oriented projects have dominated the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 National Architecture Awards, announced Thursday 6 November at a ceremony hosted by Myf Warhurst at the Darwin Convention Centre. Projects honoured include a housing project with an emphasis on communal spaces, a mental health facility with a welcoming domestic feel,…

Queensland home gets popular vote

31 Oct, 2014

A consummate Brisbane home is the winner of the People’s Choice Award, part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 National Architecture Awards. Oxlade Drive House by James Russell Architect was selected by voters from the 13 houses shortlisted in the National Awards’ Residential Architecture categories. The simple, practical design…

Issue 40

31 Oct, 2014

Issue 40 includes a feature on the revolution of lighting, an update on joinery and a collection of inspiring houses. In Brisbane JRA continue their theme with a house that embraces the street, architect Ben Callery’s own home sits nest-like amongst the treetops and  a project on a small block in…

Improved Performance in latest Miele dishwashers

29 Oct, 2014

The new Miele G 6000 dishwashers are equipped with remarkable technology. This innovative range delivers unparalleled performance and incredibly low consumption to save valuable time and resources. Boasting 3.5 star energy and up to 5.5 star water efficiency ratings, Miele’s new G 6000 dishwasher range comprises a comprehensive choice of…

Degraves Street Recycling

29 Oct, 2014

One of Melbourne’s most iconic laneways is now one of its greenest, with an innovative recycling project breathing new life into the Degraves Street precinct. Operating from the basement of Ross House in Flinders Lane, the Degraves Street Recycling Facility uses traditional recycling and high-tech machinery to reduce landfill and…

Brightgreen launches Loomi – super-efficient LED lights

29 Oct, 2014

Melbourne based premium LED lighting brand Brightgreen launches its newest venture, Loomi; affordable Tru-Colour LED lights for kickass no-frills everyday illumination. Loomi lights emit something called Tru-Colour light, which is better than all the other sub-standard LED-generated light that’s out there, invading your eye-space. Tru-Colour is a fancy way of…

UTS’s Festival of Design and Architecture

29 Oct, 2014

From objects that could change everyday life through to landscape projects that could change whole cities, this series of 12 unique shows and events, spread across 8 inner-city venues, showcases the work of students from UTS’s Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building. It also showcases the wide variety of career…

Cubomania

21 Oct, 2014

The centerpiece of this newly renovated house, lovingly designed and imagined by the Phooey team, Peter Ho and Emma Young, for a young family in inner Melbourne, is undeniably the three- storey volume that houses a bespoke spiral staircase and a uniquely crafted chandelier, set against the backdrop of a…