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    News Archive for December 2016

    The importance of a sustainable product lifecycle

    The term sustainability has increased in popularity in recent years and is often used, in many different sectors, very lightly. However, in the architecture and design industry, a sustainable approach to the production process is not merely a buzzword, it is a necessity.


    The Prince's Terrace Adelaide - Australia's first 6 Star Green Star residential design

    Officially launched by His Royal Highness in November, 2015, dignitaries from the Prince’s Charities Australia toured The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide site, which is the first project in Australia to achieve a 6 Star Green Star design rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.


    The top 10 projects for 2016

    Hundreds of projects were added to Architecture & Design in 2016 and spread across our newsletters and social channels.


    The top 10 articles of 2016 – from ‘fake’ architects to rural experiments

    As we come to the close of 2016, we reflect on what was a truly jam-packed year for the industry. See below for a month-by-month snapshot of 2016 and revisit the top 10 stories from each. Also be sure to check out our top projects, opinion pieces and awards stories written over the past 12 months. From all of us here at Architecture & Design we wish you a safe and happy holiday break and we look forward to returning on 4 January.


    Sync bathroom pods addressing diverse needs of student accom sector

    Student-centric design was the topic of discussion at the 2016 Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) Forum held recently in Sydney.


    Creating acoustic ceilings using modular timber systems from Screenwood

    Screenwood offers an excellent acoustic ceiling solution using modular timber systems that can be easily installed as well as maintained well into the future.


    Why we can get over the ‘yuck factor’ when it comes to recycled water

    In light of climate change and a growing population, water authorities around the world are looking at the treatment of recycled water to achieve water security and sustainability.


    BKA’s latest appointments root for gender equality in Australian architecture

    BKA Architecture has added four new directors to their leadership teams in the firm’s Sydney, Newcastle and Byron Bay studios.


    New BASIX energy targets start next year for NSW

    The NSW government says that its new BASIX targets will help save $500 million over 50 years through more efficient household energy consumption.


    Institute launches petition to stop Parliament House fence

    The Australian Institute of Architects is lobbying hard against the federal government’s plans to build a security fence around Parliament House in Canberra.


    Cox Architecture to deliver $250m North Queensland Stadium

    Cox Architecture has been selected as the architect for the new home of the NRL’s North Queensland Cowboys from a design competition process.


    Brio’s Stackadoor 200 track systems create flexible function space at Ballarat art gallery

    Stackadoor 200 track systems from Brio helped architects Searle x Waldron transform the Art Gallery of Ballarat into a versatile and flexible function space.


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