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Wollongong Central is a major shopping centre in the heart of the Illawarra district just south of Sydney. With a range of stores, services, and events, it’s a highly trafficked and essential part of the shopping scene in the area. The centre was designed by Rice Daubney Architects, who commissioned Rocks On to develop a bespoke round floor tile that created an abstract flower design when laid in a particular pattern and particular colours.
The Four Mile Beach House project is about seclusion - a private resort and elevated living platform with views of the Coral Sea beneath the tropical beach rainforest canopy. One of the most striking features of the project is its enormous, angular pool. Charles Wright Architects commissioned Rocks On to develop a swimming pool tile that replicated the appearance of the colours of Tahitian waters for the project.
Offering improved speed, efficiency and quality, modular lightweight construction has grown in popularity across Australia. However, the reduced mass of lightweight construction means that conventional fire protection methods may not deliver the required level of fire safety. In addition, mixing and matching wall, floor and ceiling systems can lead to compliance and warranty issues.
BlueScope has released an updated range of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) providing an increased level of transparency for the environmental impacts of its products across a range of categories.
Welcome to the third edition of Folio, where we explore how materials help to both inspire and create great architecture. A magazine by Brickworks Building Products, each issue sets out to unpick the design thinking behind a selection of exceptional buildings to understand how and why a specific material - be it brick, concrete, timber or tile - was used. Download this free magazine to find out more.
Signature Floors are pleased to be delivering the best innovations and quality the world can offer, from carpet, carpet tiles, hard floors, resilient floors and custom carpet from the Signature Studio.
Signature Floors has a deep understanding of the education sector. Not only because we have been serving Australian schools for so long, but also because we foster a culture of curious minds and creative thinkers.
For the past 14 years, Architecture & Design magazine has run the Sustainability Awards – Australia’s oldest national sustainability awards program dedicated to rewarding excellence in sustainability across our built environment. This year, Tasmanian Timber were the proud sponsor of the Multiple Dwelling category.
For the past 14 years, Architecture & Design magazine has run the Sustainability Awards – Australia’s oldest national sustainability awards program dedicated to rewarding excellence in sustainability across our built environment. This year, Caroma were the proud sponsor of the Emerging Architect/Designer category. Download this eBook to find out more about the nominees and award winners for this category.
In Australia, the building sector accounts for approximately 19% of total energy consumption and 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. Recent changes to Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC) are aiming to turn this around with the goal of reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency by 40% by 2030.
Download this whitepaper to find out how this impacts the design and specification of high performing facade systems.
Noise pollution is a serious public health issue. Exposure to prolonged or excessive noise has been shown to cause a range of health problems yet there are more people living closer to transport lines, construction sites, and industrial areas than ever before.
Download this whitepaper and learn how the next generation of acoustic blinds and curtains stacks up against conventional noise reduction solutions.
Compliance with fire performance requirements is especially important given the recent focus on fire safety in the aftermath if the catastrophic 2017 Grenfell and 2014 Lacrosse tower fires.
Download this resource better understand cladding and the requirements of the National Construction Code.