Technology within the materials space is always on the move. Since graphene arrived on the scene, companies have raced to find scalable industry applications for a material with the potential to disrupt the construction industry and how we design our world.
Those contemplating a new home may be inspired by television shows that appear to push architectural boundaries. But when it comes to commissioning a new home, the word ‘caution’ rather than ‘adventurous’ is at the forefront of their minds.
Environmentally friendly design and construction is an ever-increasing trend as being 'green' plays on the consciousness of today's society. The importance of such should therefore be transferred through every aspect of a building and with the floor being one of the major components in every building.
Several power-saving initiatives are being implemented at The Orchards, a new masterplanned residential community being developed by Sekisui House Australia in Norwest, Sydney, to provide future residents ongoing savings in utility costs.
Retrofits extend the life of existing windows, avoid production of new materials, reduce waste and preserve a home's character. Sealasash is a company on a mission to conserve our built heritage and negate the need to rip out old wooden windows.
In the mid-1990's, magazines such as wallpaper* created renewed interest in houses designed in the 1950's through to the ‘70s. Homes with large picture windows, filled with iconic post-war designed furniture, captured the imagination of home hunters worldwide.
Melbourne’s new underground railway stations are set to be the first piece of Australian public infrastructure to include “biophilic design” – a ground-breaking method that takes green architecture far beyond landscaping and solar panels.