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    News Archive for October 2023

    DoorBird’s new smart door controller makes every door smart

    DoorBird has introduced a new smart door controller designed to enable digital access to existing analogue door intercom and locking systems.

    Form–A Studio and Woods Bagot partnership continues

    Form—A Studio, the architectural wayfinding and place curation practice making waves nationally with their unique take on place curation, has had the chance to work on projects that have enhanced the function of wayfinding for architecture in Sydney.

    AECOM-designed park delivers on estate’s green mantra

    Construction has commenced on a second park at AVID Property Group’s Harmony estate at Palmview, QLD, with the AECOM-designed space to enhance the community’s connection to nature and leisure capabilities.

    Renewable gas over all-electric? These plumbers seem to think so

    The NSW chapter of the Master Plumbers Association says it is concerned that Sydney councils are not doing their due diligence on biomethane gas, which it believes is a more sustainable alternative to electrification.

    Banish noise and smoke: Silent BBQ alfresco rangehoods for all-season entertaining outdoors

    Schweigen’s line-up of Silent BBQ alfresco rangehoods is purpose-built to banish airborne grease, smoke, odours and rangehood noise from outdoor kitchens and dining areas.

    Sydney Opera House at 50 exhibition extended to March 2024

    The People’s House: Sydney Opera House at 50 exhibition at the Museum of Sydney has been extended until 3 March 2024.

    Altair IGLU double glazed louvre system gets Good Design nod at 2023 awards

    It’s a double for Breezway’s Altair IGLU double glazed louvres this year with the innovative system winning accolades at the prestigious 2023 Australian Good Design Awards and 2023 Australian Glass and Window Association Design Awards.

    Columba timber flooring provides hardwearing, aesthetic solution to McGrath office

    The Unlisted Collective selected Havwoods HW16009C Columba Herringbone, as the characteristics of the product create a homely and inviting feel in the space.

    Petersen Kolumba handmade bricks add texture and tactility to Victorian home extension

    Handmade bricks from the Petersen Kolumba collection were used on the walls of a contemporary extension to an existing 1860s Victorian guest house located on the cliffs overlooking Port Phillip Bay.

    Operable walls extend utility of multipurpose rooms at Hawkesbury community centre

    As the Hawkesbury Council supplier of choice, Unifold was delighted to provide acoustic operable walls for their multipurpose rooms.

    Design notes for week 44/2023 from Tone on Tuesday

    Costs and quality in construction are under the spotlight. 2213 building companies declared bankruptcy in the last financial year in Australia, up 72% from the year before. Most of these were attributed to the rise in materials and labour costs for companies who had signed fixed price contracts in the years before when rates were lower. Two issues spring to mind.

    Precast and off-form concrete elements achieve sculptural outcomes at Prahran luxury apartments

    6 Sydney Street, Prahran is a high-end residential development in inner-city Melbourne that explores concrete’s versatility to achieve a fluid and sculptural outcome.

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