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    News Archive for January 2018

    Editor’s picks: Our favourite Sydney Design Festival events

    The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) has revealed the 2018 program for Sydney Design Festival.


    Melbourne firms scoop Victorian Pride Centre design competition

    Melbourne firms Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists are the winners of the Victorian Pride Centre (VPC) design competition.


    How designing for quiet can improve wellbeing in healthcare facilities

    Research has established a negative correlation between noise and worker performance. Nonetheless, noise remains a prevalent issue in healthcare settings of all types, including hospitals, aged care facilities, and private hospices. The leading innovator in resilient wall sheets and flooring systems, Altro, has commissioned a new whitepaper, which tackles the management of noise pollution in healthcare environments.


    The elephant in the planning scheme: How cities still work around the dominance of parking space

    Car parking is expected but often unnoticed, taking up surprisingly large proportions of city space. A parking bay occupies at least 13 square metres – some codes specify up to 30 square metres including accessways.


    Nominations for ARBS 2018 Industry Awards closing 5 February

    Nominations to the prestigious ARBS 2018 Industry Awards will close on 5 February 2018.


    Armstrong Flooring achieves the golden milestone

    Armstrong Flooring Pty Ltd, a leading manufacturer of resilient vinyl flooring, is celebrating their 50th anniversary in Australia this year.


    Petersen bricks make their mark in boutique apartment development in Elwood Village

    Elwood House, a luxury apartment development located in Elwood Village, Victoria is a collaboration between the developers, Piccolo Developments, Woods Bagot (external façade) and Hecker Guthrie (internal design).


    Standing Seam cladding adds striking look to Mt Martha beachside home

    Architectural Cladding Australia supplied their Single-Lock Standing Seam cladding system for a new home located on Bradford Road in Mt Martha, Victoria.


    Achieving a seamless look sans grout lines on bathroom floors and walls

    A seamless surface on bathroom floors and walls is not only beautiful but also low maintenance for the user.


    Do seashells hold the secret to earthquake-proof structures?

    Research by scientists at the Rice University has revealed how the right mix of hydrogen bonds in polymer and cement composites can help create strong, tough and ductile infrastructure material.


    Brisbane’s new creative pop-up space unveils year-long events program

    South Bank Corporation has launched a new creative pop-up space in Brisbane, designed to offer visitors an engaging experience with events and activities.


    137 finalists shortlisted for national property awards

    An extensive number of finalists have been named ahead of the 2018 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards in May.


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