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    News Archive for January 2019

    Japanese Architecture - Buildings & Houses from Japan

    Let’s take a look at some of the most common elements of Japanese architecture, and some of Japan’s most celebrated buildings and architects.


    Are big cities parasitic?

    Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden have quashed a common theory of the self-reinforcing dynamics of urban growth and have shown that big cities feed on their hinterlands to sustain growth, thereby escalating the urban-rural divide in economic prosperity.


    Timber look tiles: Top 10 wood tiles on the market

    The increasing consumer preference for green building materials that also come with the promise of durability, longevity and low maintenance is driving design trends across the world.


    Koichi Takada & the art of balancing

    It may have been 20 years ago, but Koichi Takada remembers well the day judges awarded him first prize in an architectural competition – not because he won, but because the judges were arguing about his win.


    Mat Dalby on how technology is changing office design

    “I don’t think there’s been a more exciting time since the industrial revolution to be alive,” says Rothelowman principal of Interior Design, Mat Dalby.


    Flying taxis within five years? Not likely

    Recent comments to the ABC by Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) lent credence to the idea that we may see flying taxis operating in Australia within five years.


    Outgoing GBCA CEO honoured with Order of Australia

    Outgoing Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) chief executive officer Romilly Madew has been appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO).


    Double award-winning project features Baines masonry blocks

    The William Inglis Hotel and Riverside Stables project, which features blocks from Baines Masonry Blocks, won two awards at the Excellence in Brick & Block Awards.


    New pricing plan addresses water management challenges in Melbourne

    A new water management plan that proposes eliminating fixed water charges may address the lacunae in the current system in Melbourne.


    Bathrooms and laundries: two spaces undergoing rapid change

    The shrinking of our residential spaces has required a significant reimagination of utility spaces such as the bathroom and laundry.


    The world’s top 20 healthiest cities

    The world’s healthiest cities have been announced, with Asian cities dominating the list, closely followed by Europe and North America.


    Are you a design influencer?

    The Influencer category in the 2019 INDE.Awards demonstrates how progressive design can improve the world through a special focus on people’s needs. Here are three influential projects that are distinctive in concept and purpose, and have demonstrated real outcomes as a result of their design.


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