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    News Archive for January 2020

    Loyn & Co designs zero-carbon town

    UK-based Loyn & Co are building the first net-zero carbon neighbourhoods in Wales alongside developer Sero Homes for Parc Hadau.

    Bjarke Ingels designs floating city

    Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG, has designed a hurricane-proof, sustainable, floating city commissioned by Oceanix, and presented to the UN’s Roundtable on Sustainable Floating Cities.

    After 40 years of Australian-Chinese sister cities, how are they faring?

    Sister cities aim to cultivate mutual understanding, international goodwill and peace. So how are Australian-Chinese sister cities faring as national-level tensions rise?

    The office design revolution helping to win over potential employees

    Forget company cars and gym memberships, the way to an employee’s heart is through innovative and exciting office design says Margot Van Der Poel, brand manager of SPACES ME&APAC.

    Bates Smart gets slightly shorter 435 Bourke Street approved

    Designed for Cbus Property, the 49-storey, 59,000sqm tower is to define the prominent corner of Queen and Bourke Streets in Melbourne, as a sustainable skyscraper.

    SRW Penetrating X-Treme wetcast sealer delivering protection

    The SRW Penetrating X-treme wetcast sealer from Baines Masonry Blocks protects stone surfaces against damaging elements while preserving their natural look.

    Sound, smoke and draught contained with Kilargo seals at Eureka Tower

    A range of door seals from Kilargo was specified and installed at Eureka Tower, a 91-storey residential skyscraper with 556 apartments in Southbank, Melbourne.

    Warren Centre to host urban fire safety seminar

    On February 4, the Warren Centre will host a fire safety engineering seminar at the University of Sydney to help identify the issues and present solutions with future steps to avoid the risk of urban fire disaster.

    Building standards give us false hope. There's no such thing as a fireproof house

    Bushfires have killed 33 people and destroyed nearly 3,000 houses across Australia so far this fire season. Canberra is under threat right now.

    Biophilia – Wood in the built environment

    Biophilic design incorporates the innate affinity of humans for nature by including elements of the natural world in building design.

    AAA looks at Villa Maria Perpetual Adoration Chapel

    Across a city block in Spring Hill, Brisbane, is a series of buildings that stitch together Romanesque, modern, and post-modern, culminating in a devotional church: the Villa Maria Centre Perpetual Adoration.

    Rebuilding from the ashes of disaster: this is what Australia can learn from India

    A key question facing us all after Australia’s unprecedented bushfires is how will we do reconstruction differently?

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