"I wanted to create something that uses tulipwood CLT in its largest format possible." The AHEC has collaborated with Alison Brooks Architects, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a giant, cross-laminated tulipwood structure that showcases the true strengths of timber.
The building housing Mirvac and Ernst & Young’s (EY) new Sydney headquarters was constructed to embrace industry-leading design, technology and sustainability features. So what does it take to be part of the new breed of smart buildings in Australia?
“We’ve done funky shapes, and we can do that forever, but I think there are some real gains to be made in finding and developing the right materials for the job.” In 2001, Toby Whitfield and Jaime Marina founded the composites manufacturing company, mouldCAM.
Lyons and m3architecture have won a competition to design the Sustainable Futures Building at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.
Design firm Geyer has been instrumental in the creation of Westpac’s agile working principles, WorkSMART and the physical application to its 60,000-square metre anchor tenancy at Tower Two, Barangaroo, in collaboration with Lendlease.
BVN's newly-designed chapel, The Sanctuary, features a one-of-a-kind sliding glass façade made up of three curved glass panes which form a floor-to-ceiling window – and can be raised and lowered by synchronised electric actuators.
“We are creating homes and pushing institutionalisation to the background. We’re designing for residents, not patients, who want to be treated as such,” says James Kelly, associate at ClarkeHopkinsClarke.
Smart phone users crossing roads without looking is a growing concern, especially following the release of Pokémon Go. Australian design company, Büro North, however, has come up with a bright solution in Smart Tactile Paving.
Perth-based company Fastbrick Robotics has created a robotic bricklayer capable of constructing a house by itself in less than two days.
A private company has released a $200 billion plan for a high-speed rail network connecting Melbourne and Sydney via Canberra, with the construction of eight new cities along the way.
Is this the green suburb of the future? Using Elon Musk's groundbreaking Powerwall technology, a new development planned for inner city Melbourne is set to become a sustainable battery-powered precinct.