Mafi’s Domino Cladding

15 Jun, 2015

The District is a brand new, world class dining precinct located at Chatswood Interchange on Sydney’s North Shore. Petaling Street, one of the dining establishments within The District, has been designed by The Uncarved Block who chose  Domino timber for the cladding. The Uncarved Block selected mafi Domino Larch for its striking pattern of different end grain blocks….

Call for Entry – Australian Timber Design Awards 2015

12 Jun, 2015

Don’t miss out get your entry in now! Only 2 weeks to go until entries close on 26th June for the 2015 awards The Australian Timber Design Awards are now in their 16th year and are a national competition to promote and encourage outstanding timber design and use in the…

New speaker announced for Student Architecture Congress

12 Jun, 2015

The creative team behind the Australasian Student Architecture Congress – PEOPLE has announced an exciting addition to the speaker line up and the details for the hotly anticipated workshops. Takaharu Tezuka from Japan will join the already impressive list of international and local speakers presenting at the Congress in Melbourne,…

Brightgreen introduces the D900 SHX Curve LED downlight

10 Jun, 2015

Melbourne-based premium LED company Brightgreen has released the latest addition to its range of long-life, energy efficient lighting products – the surface-mounted D900 SHX Curve downlight, a sleek, minimalist design that provides unparalleled versatility. Featuring a 90° angle adjustment and a 355° body rotation, the D900 SHX Curve gives users…

Australian Furniture Design Award: Finalists

10 Jun, 2015

JamFactory and Stylecraft are thrilled to announce six outstanding finalists have been selected for the inaugural Australian Furniture Design Award. The judges reviewed 150 entries from all around Australia, including some from eligible Australian designers in Europe and the UK – all hoping to win the $20,000 cash prize and…

Design innovations are blowing in the wind

9 Jun, 2015

RMIT researchers are using state-of-the-art modelling techniques to study the effects of wind on cities, paving the way for design innovations in building, energy harvesting and drone technology. The turbulence modelling studies will allow engineers to optimise the shape of buildings, as well as identify areas of rapid airflow within…

FSC Australia members welcome new CEO, Directors and Chair

9 Jun, 2015

Members of Australia’s leading forest certification organisation, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC Australia), have come together to welcome their new leadership and discuss strategies to continue driving change in responsible forest management through a critical 12-month period for the forestry sector. At its AGM in Melbourne last week FSC Australia’s…

Fringe Furniture 2015

5 Jun, 2015

Melbourne Fringe Festival returns in 2015, once again presenting the spectacular Fringe Furniture exhibition. Registrations are now open and will close Friday June 26. The open-access program will again be presented at the Abbotsford Convent with artists and designers exploring this year’s theme, Between the Lines. Registrations are open to…

A new microtimber from macadamia

5 Jun, 2015

Macadamia shells are already used as a biofuel. Australian researchers are now proposing to use the nut’s extraordinary properties as a basic element in a new Microtimber, made using pioneering 3D-printing technology. Until now, this technology has been primarily used for small-scale, industrial design products. A research team led by…