Specialist Disability Accommodation explores automation beyond “bells and whistles”

An ambitious Specialist Disability Accommodation project by DPN Casa Capace includes a suite of automated features that give residents control and independence. DPN Casa Capace, the social impact business incubated by property investment company DPN, is taking Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Australia to a new height.  Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to […]

UN-Habitat and Othalo partner for affordable housing made from recycled plastic

In connection with World Habitat Day 2020, UN-Habitat launched its partnership with the Norwegian startup Othalo that has patented a technology that makes it possible to produce building elements from 100% recycled plastic. The United Nations Human Settlements Program has found 1.6 billion people around the world live in inadequate housing, with data reporting that […]

Hames Sharley explores room-sized VR

Hames Sharley’s South Australian Studio Leader and Director, Leon Gouws has partnered with Professor Ning Gu from UniSA’s Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE) to explore innovative ways to integrate VR and AR into both practice and education. The pair are exploring the application of a new VR infrastructure recently acquired at […]

Digital twin technology set to “transform the industry quicker than ever before” says UNSW expert.

The digital twin is the next frontier of construction management, a University of New South Wales expert says.  “A digital twin is a digital replica of a physical entity utilising the internet of things enabling two-way communications between them,” says Dr Samad Sepasgozar from UNSW Built Environment.  The idea is that for every physical item […]

Twin peeks – Willow and digital twinning

Igloo case study – Lanes Group training and employee retention project