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    News Archive for May 2018

    Create faux brick feature walls with European TrikBrik collection

    Havwoods introduces a new range of European-made cladding panels perfect for creating realistic faux brick feature walls without using skilled labour.


    Vivid Design Awards 2018 finalists announced

    From over 121 entries, 48 finalists have been selected for the Vivid Design Awards. Finalists have been selected across categories including Furniture Design, Lighting Design, Object Design and Concept Design.


    HASSELL, Weston Williamson and Rogers Stirk Harbour release new Melbourne Metro designs

    The designs for Melbourne’s five new underground stations for the Metro Tunnel, due to open in 2025, have been revealed by Victoria’s minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan.


    2018 Sustainability Awards judge in profile: Suzanne Toumbourou

    As the executive director of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC), Suzanne Toumbourou says that sustainability and quality in the built environment are synonymous with each other and need to be incorporated holistically. Thankfully, her view is slowly but surely also now the view of the majority of people in the industry.


    Top 10 articles for May: From the world's weirdest buildings to designing for an Australian lifestyle in Canada

    With May behind us, let’s take a look at the top 10 stories covered throughout the month. Click on the title to read the full story, and let us know which ones were your favourites – or what else we should have covered.


    Housing affordability stress affects one in nine households, but which ones are really struggling?

    Governments are concerned about the housing affordability “crisis” to varying extents, but it’s probably fair to say that we have not seen many effective solutions so far. That’s a result of the complexity of both understanding and solving the problem.


    Find your point of difference

    For 35 years, Ricky Richards (Sales) has been in the business of supplying industrial and commercial textiles across Australia.


    Deakin working with Vestas to improve wind turbine performance

    Deakin University will work with wind energy solution provider, Vestas, to improve the compressive strength of carbon fibre composite materials for wind turbines.


    Why Hayball is sending architects back to school

    If we want to create world-class school environments, we need to experience their inner workings in a more hands on way. Seeing and experiencing the struggles that learning environments place on real-world learning is invaluable – and there is a whole lot more that can be done to alleviate them.


    Landcom partners with Australia’s Supply Chain Sustainability School

    The Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) and Landcom have joined forces in a bid to further drive positive change for sustainability across the property and construction sectors.


    Woods Bagot’s Tonsley adaptive use project set to shine at Venice Biennale 2018

    Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods, part of an urban redevelopment in Adelaide, is one of 15 projects on exhibition in the Australian Pavilion at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, where the focus is on urban repair through design.


    Sun protection and great views with bi-folding screens at iconic St Kilda restaurant

    Tilt Industrial Design supplied a series of bi-folding screens for the Stokehouse restaurant in St Kilda, Melbourne.


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