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    News Archive for December 2014

    Iconic projects, prefab buildings, vertical gardens, shipping containers and sustainability: Architecture and Design’s top 10 articles for 2014

    From the team at Architecture & Design, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Our offices will close for a break, returning January 5.


    Air conditioned mega-stadium slated for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup

    Qatar’s latest addition to its 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium portfolio is a RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects designed geometrical patterned mega-stadium.


    LED lamps taking lighting to new limits – but not only option just yet

    Advances in LED lamps have seen them living up to their potential promised for years, but as you'll see in this article, there are still specifications where alternative lamps still reign supreme.


    Glenn Murcutt takes-up inaugural Seidler Chair in architecture at UNSW

    Australia’s Pritzker prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt has been named as inaugural recipient of the Seidler Chair in the Practice of Architecture at UNSW.


    3M upgrades self retracting lifelines in DBI-SALA Sealed-Blok range

    3M announces the latest version of their DBI-SALA Sealed-Blok range of Self Retracting Lifelines (SRLs).


    Sandringham home renovation features Fibonacci Stone’s Platinum terrazzo tiles

    Platinum honed terrazzo tiles from Fibonacci Stone were used during a recent renovation of the Sandringham House.


    Thermofilm announces Heatstrip 3AW Competition winner

    Thermofilm Australia has announced the winner of the Heatstrip 3AW Competition organised jointly by Heatstrip and Melbourne radio station 3AW.


    SINCRO Australia announces new Marketing Coordinator & EA for Sydney office

    SINCRO Australia has announced the appointment of Larissa McKay as the new Marketing Coordinator and EA to Terry Parker, Managing Director.


    Egg-shaped polystyrene cabins by Yoon Space Design line beach in South Korea

    Korean studio Yoon Space Design has installed eight portable ovoid pods to serve as outdoor cabins along a sandy beach in the Gangwon-do province of South Korea.


    Construction on Africa’s tallest tower set to begin in 2015

    Multinational architecture firm Valode & Pistre will break ground on Africa’s tallest tower in June next year. Based in Casablanca, Morocco, the mixed-use tower will rise to a height of 540 metres, more than doubling the height of Johannesburg’s Carlton Centre.


    Multi-billion dollar Cairns Casino approved by QLD Coordinator General

    The proposed $8.15 billion Great Barrier Reef Aquis Resort in Cairns has stepped closer to realisation and is now seeking a gaming licence.


    Santa Claus logistics centre design wins ‘Unbelievable Challenge’

    A magical logistics centre designed for Jolly Old Saint Nicholas has taken first place in the ‘Unbelievable Challenge’ architectural ideas competition.


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