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    News Archive for May 2018

    Xiong'an, Xi Jinping's new city-making machine turned on

    Behind mega urban projects often stand strong political wills. Xiong’an is called China’s number-one urban project, and it is orchestrated by President Xi Jinping.


    Digital engineering is playing an essential role in Sydney Metro design

    The adoption of a digital engineering approach has been essential to Australia’s biggest public transport project, Sydney Metro.


    Kurt Boledziuk announced as SJB Architects' newest associate

    Kurt Boledziuk has been appointed as SJB Architects' Melbourne associate.


    Lyons, iph & Aspect deliver a unique design for Perth’s Yagan Square

    Lyons, in collaboration with iph and Aspect Studios — have designed Perth’s Yagan Square as a place for people to meet, discover and celebrate Western Australia’s unique local produce, culture and heritage.


    The ‘latte line’ is dividing Sydney, says Professor Helen Lochhead

    Identifying Sydney as one of the most inequitable cities in Australia, professor Helen Lochhead says the homogeneous city of her childhood, which had a large middle class, a small upper class and a robust working class, now shows a clear divide between the haves and the have-nots, often described geographically as the ‘latte line’.


    Engineered for success: A specifier's guide to engineered timber flooring

    As the built environment industry heads towards a more sustainable future, individuals and organisations are starting to recognise the need – and trend – of pursuing sustainable alternatives for the betterment of the environment.


    BVN plants the seeds of a green future

    One of the world's best-known furniture manufacturers, Wilkhahn, recently celebrated its 111-year anniversary, with the March 2018 opening of a new Surry Hills showroom in Sydney.


    The complete specifier's guide to linear drainage

    Drains are often overlooked as a minor detail and repeatedly left till last when it comes to picking the right one. It is important to remember that drains are a significant element in all residential and commercial environments and when specifying linear drains all sorts of doubts, questions and confusions arise.


    Toward a healthier, greener future: A specifier's guide to sustainable water filtration systems

    Moving towards a more sustainable future, architects and designers throughout the industry are progressively seeking solutions that have minimal impact on the environment – specifically solutions that can simultaneously contribute to a healthy home and workplace.


    Friday essay: how to fix Parliament House - what about some neighbours?

    Parliament House in Canberra celebrated its 30th birthday last week. While it is customary on such occasions to celebrate the virtues of what is surely a masterfully composed building, I want to explore here the relations of architecture to power.


    Scottish craft brewer’s $30 million Brisbane brewery approved

    Scottish craft brewer BrewDog will be opening its first Australian brewery in Brisbane. BrewDog’s $30 million project application received approval from the Brisbane City Council.


    Newform’s elegant kitchen mixers with a high spout

    Parisi Bathware presents a new range of kitchen mixer taps from Newform Italy, designed to transform kitchen interiors in an elegant way.


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