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    News Archive for July 2018

    Creating the right mood for your home office with the right window coverings

    Somfy has listed three factors to consider when selecting window coverings for your home office.


    Woven Image-inspired colour palette provides uplifting touch to healthcare centre

    In order to create an uplifting environment for Whitman-Walker, an HIV healthcare provider in Washington D.C., inspiration was taken from the Woven Image colour palette.


    Leda’s shallow mount bollards for challenging installations

    Shallow mount bollards from Leda Security Products are specifically designed for installation in areas that present challenges.


    DESIGN Canberra Festival returns with a bigger bang

    The fifth edition of DESIGN Canberra Festival will celebrate the Australian capital city’s image as a ‘global city of design’.


    New urban renewal to create thousands of jobs and houses

    New jobs and affordable housing for thousands are just some of the anticipated benefits of the proposed multibillion-dollar Arden Masterplan, a major urban renewal project for this Melbourne neighbourhood.


    Top architecture firms reveal designs for Southbank site

    The world’s leading architecture firms convened at the Future Cities Symposium to reveal their shortlisted designs for the $2 billion Southbank site in Melbourne.


    Achieving sustainability outcomes with insulated concrete forms

    As the global construction industry sharpens its focus on sustainability, there is growing recognition that sustainable products in isolation are not a sufficient response to climate-related issues. Consequently, designers and specifiers are now exploring construction methodologies and systems that allow for a holistic approach to tackling climate change.


    Top 10 articles for July: From sustainable prefab pods to the dangers of air conditioning

    With July 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.


    SITE helps to space out boys’ school redevelopment

    Educators at Western Australia’s Hale School enlisted architects SITE to help translate new pedagogy into a reimagined Junior School.


    Key considerations for specifying commercial bathrooms

    Practicality and aesthetics are two major considerations that must be balanced when designing healthy, hygienic bathrooms, particularly in high traffic commercial environments. With their new whitepaper, Balancing style & functionality: Key considerations for specifying commercial bathrooms, stainless steel bathroom fixture experts Britex set out best practice for specifying urinals for maximum hygiene.


    Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment

    While new technology might make our cities safer and potentially more user-friendly, we can’t work off a blind faith in technology which, without proper design, can break down and leave a city full of environmental waste.


    Electronic tapware ensuring infection control at Westmead Hospital

    Galvin Engineering worked with Woolacotts Consulting Engineers to determine and supply tapware solutions for various areas in the Westmead Hospital Infill Project (NSW).


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