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Hospitality trends come and go, but every project needs a solid floor which balances function and aesthetics. When it comes to flooring, hospitality environments present their own set of challenges.
Waterless urinals will save your client water and money, particularly on new builds, and can help achieve a higher level of sustainability for your building.
The choice of bar top material essentially comes down to three things—aesthetic, usability and durability. At least that’s the general consensus among the Australian hospitality designers I interviewed.
While permanent formwork is still comparatively new, it has been around for long enough now to provide sufficient time for the industry to assess its performance against promises from suppliers. So we put the question out there to the industry—does it live up to the hype and is it suited to single dwelling construction?
To call linear drains a ‘recent trend’ would be a misnomer. The product has been used in Europe and Australia for decades, yet it continues to generate sustained interest within design and build circles.
Common to nearly all design briefs in Australia is the provision of flexible interior spaces that can be easily opened or closed to the outdoors depending on weather conditions and seasons.
Water is an integral part of urban life and a precious resource which needs to be conserved and managed. As our urban development expands, increased utilisation of stormwater is necessary to create sustainable and harmonious spaces.
While we'd never condone the use of fossil fuel-powered air conditioning, we have provided an update on some of the manufacturers and suppliers making efforts to provide more energy efficient versions of their products.
Incorporating the principles of wayfinding into your building can offer a plethora of benefits to its end users, including increased satisfaction, reduced stigma and isolation of disabled users, and improved orientation and experience for new visitors.
Unlike countries such as Germany, the UK and the United States, the use of permeable pavers is not as widespread in Australia, even though pavers themselves make up a large part of our landscape.
A must read guide to smart meters– the building monitoring technology sweeping the construction industry behind the scenes.
A guide for specifying Australian skylights to let the light in and stand the test of Australian conditions.