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    News Archive for February 2015

    Eight ways for a functional kitchen

    One of the key trends for 2015 is kitchen design becoming more about the functionality within. We explore eight products, systems and designs for a functional kitchen.

    Bjarke Ingels makes power plants desirable with rainbow coloured geodesic dome design

    Bjarke Ingels has designed a new power plant for the Swedish city of Uppsala, but in typical BIG fashion swapped the traditional concrete power plant form for a rainbow-hued geodesic dome.

    Made in China (with asbestos): MBA raises alarms

    Master Builders have released a dismaying media release warning the Australian design and construction industry to be wary of imported Chinese building products “laced with asbestos”.

    New online tool aids real estate agencies in selling green buildings

    Building designers will be pleased to hear that a new training course for the property industry has been launched to assist with selling the sustainability credentials of buildings.

    The internet of food: 5 smart kitchen devices to shake things up

    Our kitchens are the latest members of the ‘Internet of Things’ – a network of physical objects embedded with electronics, sensors and software to provide greater value and service for users.

    MODE appoints Alayna Renata as new Group Landscape Manager

    MODE announces the appointment of Alayna Renata as Group Landscape Manager to oversee the firm’s urban design and landscape teams.

    TecHome versatile rain sensors detect rain, monitor water levels in tanks

    The new rain sensors from TecHome deliver several benefits to the residential and commercial sectors with their versatile capabilities.

    Quick-Step adds Aussie species to vinyl loose-lay range

    Leading flooring solutions brand Quick-Step has expanded the Livyn Essential Collection with the addition of new Australian species in the flooring range.

    5 reasons why commercial and industrial facilities should install car and truck turntables

    Spacepark Vehicle Turntables Australia lists out five reasons why commercial and industrial facilities should invest in truck turntables.

    Planet Homes and Stylemaster Homes choose Cemintel Designer Series walling system

    Award-winning residential builders have chosen to partner with Cemintel.

    New Martin Place skyscraper by Hassell not to overshadow surrounding architecture

    PTW's Westpac building at Sydney’s Martin Place will be demolished in 2016 and rebuilt according to Hassell specifications and a rigorous solar access examination.

    2015 Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Mentoring Program

    The AIA NSW Chapter is looking for volunteer mentors at all stages of their professional career to take part in its Mentoring Program.

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