Talking Architecture & Design Podcast (Episode 98) - Caroma Industrial Designers Luke di Michiel & Andy Grigor talk toilet design, technology, water savings and sustainability Listen Now
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    Hygiene & Infection Control: Design considerations for aged care environments

    The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the importance of protecting aged care residents from the spread of infectious disease. However, COVID-19 is not the only concern, as waterborne pathogens, bacteria and viruses all pose a special threat to older Australians. The focus is now on the design of aged care environments as a key factor in infection prevention and control.

    Superior Exteriors: The benefits of aluminium cladding for residential builds

    In the residential sector, traditional cladding materials such as timber and brick remain popular with architects and designers. However, increasingly stringent building regulations and an environmentally-conscious clientele has put the spotlight on alternative solutions. One such solution is solid aluminium, which has a broad range of architectural benefits few other materials can match.

    Interface: Sustainability eBook 2021

    For the past 15 years, our Sustainability Awards programme has recognized the efforts of a whole range of architects and building designers who have developed and demonstrated ways to decrease greenhouse gases, reduce energy use and demand, and conserve water use in the built and/or natural environments.

    Case Study: Private apartment, Adelaide CBD

    Centrally positioned in Adelaide’s bustling CBD, this residential project capitalises on unused rooftop space, converting it into a deck that houses an entertaining space.

    Drainage Channels Guide: The advantages of choosing polypropylene channels over polymer and traditional concrete

    Drainage design is one the foremost concerns of any new development and is crucial to a project’s success in both the short and longer term. The choice of materials, especially for the drainage channel, is key to ensuring the long and useful life of the drainage system especially in tough conditions. But how do you determine which channel material will be best for your project?

    Case Study: The Standard, Brisbane

    Nestled in the thriving heart of South Brisbane, The Standard by Aria offers luxury apartment living with views to the CBD, Brisbane River, West End and Mt Cootha. The Standard boasts 46 one-bedroom, 166 two-bedroom and 49 three-bedroom apartments as well as luxury retail and commercial space on the lower floors.

    Case Study: 15 Marshall Street Fortitude Valley

    15 Marshall St is an iconic heritage restoration project in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The Marshall St building is steeped in history, dating back to the late 1890s when it was constructed for clothing merchants Stewart & Hemmant. Since then, it has been home to numerous businesses that have come and gone as the area has developed over the last century.

    Case Study: Arbutus Street, Sydney

    Offering sweeping views of the blue expanse extending from the iconic Grotto Point Lighthouse to the leafy Sydney Harbour National Park and beyond the instantly recognisable outline of the North Head, this stunning private residence is confidently nestled in one of Mosman’s most sought-after locales: Arbutus Street.

    Specifying Responsibly: Evaluating and selecting products for sustainable construction

    Specifying responsibly means extracting multiple benefits from the products selected, not just for the project, but also the wider community. Through a careful and informed selection process, it is possible to identify building products and materials that combine desirable architectural attributes with positive environmental and social impacts.

    Fire the Imagination: The benefits of modern electric fireplaces

    Providing warmth, ambience and a mood of relaxation and calm, a fireplace can raise the character of any residential and commercial space. However, in many applications, wood-burning or gas fireplaces are simply not practical. With an electric fireplace, it is possible to utilise fire’s sensory properties to elevate the design of modern spaces.

    Window coverings: A key component of environmentally sustainable design

    Verosol is committed to underscoring industry-leading performance with universally recognised Environmental Certification. This whitepaper is concerned exclusively with blinds and window coverings, and the ways in which they can help specifiers meet them.

    Better Water Quality: A guide to specifying water filtration systems for health and wellbeing

    Due to the changing climate, rising pollution levels and Australia’s rapidly growing population, the demand for clean drinking water has never been higher. However, tap water can contain impurities that can affect the taste, smell, safety and quality of the water you drink. Water filtration is one way to ensure a safe, clean water supply – but not all filters are created equal.

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