Temple & Webster Emerging Designer Award 2014

26 May, 2014

Design Duo, Edward Linacre & Viktor Legin of design studio Copper, have been chosen as the winner of the Temple & Webster Emerging Designer Award for 2014. The Temple & Webster Emerging Designer Award is a celebration of the design, work and careers of ten of the country’s most exciting…

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….

Sixty-two projects in running for Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards

20 May, 2014

Sixty-two projects are in the running for honours in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards with winners to be announced on Friday 16 May. Projects entered this year span all categories including the new category of Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) and the jury…

AWS Designer Notes – Architect Alexander Symes

20 May, 2014

Alexander Symes Architect in association with g+v architecture utilises the Vantage Aluminium range of systems to maximise natural ventilation throughout the home. Aluminium windows and doors were strategically designed and placed to ensure a passive solar home. For further information on AWS products click here.      

Consider the ‘Invironment’ on World Environment Day

20 May, 2014

In the lead up to World Environment Day on June 5th, home appliance company, Electrolux, has announced its ‘Invironment Project’ – a global research initiative to investigate what indoor pollution looks like in consumer homes around the world. Particle pollution is a global environmental issue, generally focusing on outdoor air…

New Zealand Architecture Awards acknowledge the year’s best buildings

15 May, 2014

A new bank building on Auckland’s waterfront has received New Zealand’s highest architectural honour and 16 other projects, ranging from an airport terminal in Christchurch to an exhibition pavilion in Germany, and a tiny bach to a busy student hub, have won awards in the country’s premier architectural competition, the…

Turning everyday trash into clean energy

14 May, 2014

Advanced waste treatment systems could divert more than 95 per cent of Sydney’s household waste from landfill and convert non-recyclable waste into a useful renewable gas to power city buildings and provide heating and cooling. Rapid population growth in our cities means that by around 2021 our landfill sites will…