Talking Architecture & Design Podcast (Episode: 56) - Combining her passions for design, innovation, and technology, Nicci’s vision for the future is a positive one, and in this episode, she talks about how technology, data, automation, and AI are all combining to play an ever-increasing role in influencing sustainability in the built environment. Listen Now
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    Steel Framed Homes: Timber vs Steel Frame (Pros & Cons)
    Steel Framed Homes: Timber vs Steel Frame (Pros & Cons)

    When it comes to homes in Australia, many people think Steel Framed Homes are a relatively new concept in modern housing. However, what many people don’t realise is that steel has been used as a building material for homes in Australia for over 50 years.


    Frank Gehry Buildings, Architecture & Design Process
    Frank Gehry Buildings, Architecture & Design Process

    Frank Owen Gehry, born Frank Owen Goldberg February 28, 1929 is a Canadian-born American architect, residing in Los Angeles.


    Vernacular Architecture, Design & Buildings from Around the World
    Vernacular Architecture, Design & Buildings from Around the World

    Vernacular architecture is characterised by its reliance on needs, construction materials and traditions specific to its particular locality.


    Mosaic Tiles: Top 3 Mosaic Floor & Wall Tiles in Australia
    Mosaic Tiles: Top 3 Mosaic Floor & Wall Tiles in Australia

    “Small, decorative mosaic tiles date all the way back to Ancient Rome. Historically, they were made from porcelain and clay, but these days they come in glass, natural stone and stainless steel too,” says Christie Wood, design specialist at Beaumont Tiles.


    Corrugated Iron Cladding & Roofing: Size, Profiles, Price & Ideas
    Corrugated Iron Cladding & Roofing: Size, Profiles, Price & Ideas

    Corrugated galvanised iron was invented in the 1820s in Britain by Henry Robinson Palmer, architect and engineer to the London Dock Company. It was originally made from wrought iron.


    Most Expensive House in The World: 5 Richest & Most Luxurious Homes
    Most Expensive House in The World: 5 Richest & Most Luxurious Homes

    With 775 rooms, including 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, and 92 offices, the Queen's London home still holds the top ranking for the most expensive house in the world.


    Pool Fence Ideas: Pool Fence Designs for The Australian Backyard
    Pool Fence Ideas: Pool Fence Designs for The Australian Backyard

    A pool fence plays an integral–if often overlooked–role in the grand swimming pool scheme. While landscaping, lighting, and various design implements all merge to create the mood and experience one desires, it is the swimming pool fence that contains and shelters it all.


    Wall Decor Ideas: Top 3 Wall Decorations for Your Home
    Wall Decor Ideas: Top 3 Wall Decorations for Your Home

    What you put on your walls can change the look and atmosphere of a room. Decorative finishes add texture and dimension to the surface of walls.


    Polycarbonate Roofing: Top 3 Polycarbonate Sheets for Your Roof
    Polycarbonate Roofing: Top 3 Polycarbonate Sheets for Your Roof

    Polycarbonate is an ideal roofing material for a wide range of applications. It is surprisingly durable, resistant to heat and provides ample protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.


    Livable Sheds: Top 3 Shed Homes in Australia
    Livable Sheds: Top 3 Shed Homes in Australia

    Sometimes referred to as a shed house or shed home, the rustic charm of portal frame shed living/lifestyle are popular as a flexible alternative to conventional builds.


    Kitchen Tiles: 5 tiles for your kitchen splashback, floor & walls
    Kitchen Tiles: 5 tiles for your kitchen splashback, floor & walls

    Choosing the best kitchen tiles is really important whether you are designing a new white kitchen, or giving your brick room an update.


    Balcony ideas: 5 inspirational balcony designs
    Balcony ideas: 5 inspirational balcony designs

    Generally, balconies are a romantic ‘add-on’, a supposed luxury, so why not decorate it as such? Here are some ideas on how to do exactly that.


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