Updates

Guiding Melbourne’s Buildings To A Greener Future

3 Mar, 2014

The roofs, walls and facades of buildings across Melbourne will be turning all shades of green with the launch this week of Victoria’s first Growing Green Guide. The guide gives building owners, planners, designers, developers and home owners vital information so they can integrate green infrastructure on their buildings and…

Botanica Sets New Sustainability Standard

3 Mar, 2014

Brisbane development the Botanica Residences has achieved the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s highest sustainability credentials, a six-leaf rating in the UDIA’s Enviro Certification Program. Designed by architects ROTHELOWMAN WHITE and developed by ARIA, the South Brisbane development is the largest of its kind certified under the UDIA sustainability rating…

Win an Urban Commons Foodscape

3 Mar, 2014

Urban Commons are inviting designers, architects, and landscape architects to submit their concept designs for a project that features the Urban Commons FoodscapeTM. All entries will go into the running to win a complete FoodscapeTM for their project (valued at $4,950), consultation with a horticulturalist (Foodscaper), and an article published…

Issue 36

1 Mar, 2014

Issue 36 opens with local and international product design that is both beautiful, functional and environmental. Our profile is on Herbst architects, New Zealand’s masters of the bach. Our features include an assessment on innovative new building materials and what’s new in outdoor pods. Houses include the radical rethink of…

Pool-top Meadow Shortlisted

18 Feb, 2014

The rolling green roof of Surry Hills’ Prince Alfred Park Pool has been shortlisted for outstanding design in green infrastructure at this year’s National Nursery and Garden Infrastructure Awards. The 2,000-square-metre roof is part of the City of Sydney’s award-winning transformation of Prince Alfred Park and pool – a project…

JamFactory Fringe Open Day

18 Feb, 2014

On Saturday 22nd of February, JamFactory, a unique Adelaide based craft and design centre opens its doors as part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. A fantastic opportunity to experience JamFactory’s Studios, Galleries and Shop with hands on activities, live glass blowing, wheel thrown ceramic demonstrations exhibitions and guided tours! Plus a sausage…

Lost Trades Fair 2014

18 Feb, 2014

The Lost Trades Fair will showcase traditional ‘lost and rare trades’ such as coopering, chairmaking, leadlighting, blacksmithing and hedgelaying, to the general public at an event run over the 15th and 16th of March 2014 at the Kyneton Museum. The event will bring together people that still have these skills…

Neometro And 3000Acres Join To Transform Land

18 Feb, 2014

Apartment dwelling Fitzroy residents will be the first Melburnians to benefit from an innovative urban garden project set to transform Melbourne’s inner city into lush community spaces that feed and nurture locals. Melbourne developer Neometro has donated the first pocket of land to be developed by 3000acres, an initiative that…

Free Trees For Greener Communities

18 Feb, 2014

Sydneysiders are being encouraged to go green through a free giveaway of 1,000 trees – part of the City of Sydney’s work to increase the city’s urban canopy.The free trees will be available at Sydney Park on Saturday 29 March from 10am to 2pm.  Residents can apply online and bring…

TerraCycle Australian Launch

18 Feb, 2014

TerraCycle has partnered with major brands Colgate and Natures Organics to recycle their “unrecyclable” post-consumer waste, and with Nespresso to expand their recycling program. Australians can now send in their previously difficult-to-recycle waste to TerraCycle to be recycled into sustainable consumer products and materials. “This is just the beginning and…