Painting Industry News

The cosy cabin vibes of Ben's Falls Retreat conceal a sad event for the Taylor family.

Building and Construction - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:08
The amazing views and cosy cabin vibes of Ben's Falls Retreat conceal a sad event for the Taylor family.

Epic waterfall restaurant a labour of love and heartache over son's suicide

Building and Construction - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 13:08

"We always want the world to stop and pause for different problems, but it keeps going, so you've just got to keep going and try and look at things as positive as you can."

Transformative, city-making proposal for central Sydney

Architecture AU - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 15:06
A team led by FJMT has won a design excellence competition to transform half a city block in Sydney with a proposal that will make its mark in the city skyline.

Competition to design ‘innovative’ housing in Lake Macquarie

Architecture AU - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:41
Lake Macquarie City Council has launched a $40,000 nationwide design competition seeking the “next-generation of urban housing in Australia.”

A simple and obvious idea to transform the Sydney Opera House

Architecture AU - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:39
We revisit the inaugural winner of the AA Prize for Unbuilt Work, awarded in 1993 to a scheme that proposed to transform and enhance "the most significant urban site in the country."

Cabin fever and snow days: Building Tasmania's newest hiking hut a unique challenge

Building and Construction - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:00

The business of constructing a hut on Tasmania's isolated Overland Track, in climatically harsh locations like Waterfall Valley, is far from straightforward. So, how was it accomplished?

Passive House: Analyzing design’s fourth dimension

Architecture AU - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 10:42
Travelling to Vancouver, New York and Brussels, Kate Nason found that the Passive House standard was central to emission-reduction efforts in all three cities.

'Devastating': Warragamba dam construction could mean 180 trucks a day in village streets

Building and Construction - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:08

Two semi-rural villages in Wollondilly, south west of Sydney are preparing to have their peace shattered by the possibility of cement trucks roaring down their streets.

'We aren't prepared to lose any more': Plan to raise dam wall under fire

Building and Construction - Wed, 08/05/2020 - 16:15

Opponents of plans to further raise the Warragamba Dam wall to 17 metres raise concerns about increased flooding upstream damaging significant Indigenous sites and bushland.

'Never be completed': Opposition slams Government's latest round of community consultation for Wangetti Trail

Building and Construction - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 16:24

Queensland Government says they want to further refine its 'jewel in the eco-tourism crown', but the Opposition says it is just a ruse.

Victorian construction industry put on ‘pilot light’ setting as part of stage 4 lockdown

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:24
The Victorian government will partially shut down the state's construction sites as part of stage four COVID-19 restrictions.

More than 100 Melbourne buildings to be heritage protected

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 14:22
Following an extensive heritage review commissioned by the City of Melbourne, 137 buildings and 5 precincts have been recommended for heritage protection.

Verdant office tower proposed for Brisbane's West End

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 13:08
Known as the Greenhouse, the building designed by Blight Rayner will “epitomize the south-east Queensland relaxed lifestyle.”

Alastair Swayn Foundation launches second round of research grants

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 12:53
The Alastair Swayn Foundation has launched a second round of research grants for 2020, with more than $20,000 on offer.

Decarbonizing the construction sector: The role of certification

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/04/2020 - 10:48
The CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia explains how the organization aims to take advantage of the construction sector’s ability to decarbonize in order to create the change required for a sustainable future.

‘Zombie’ Star casino tower could be resurrected under draft planning strategy

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 14:16
The NSW government's draft strategy for the Pyrmont precinct has sparked fears the rejected Star casino tower proposal could return.

BVN wins competition for City Tattersalls Club redevelopment

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:53
BVN impressed the judging panel with an efficient floor plan and “elegant" and "calm” facade for the redevelopment of Sydney's City Tattersalls Club.

‘A mini urban landscape’: Cantala Avenue House

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:26
A nuanced understanding of the Gold Coast’s colourful heritage, as well as its local quirks and character, is embedded in this neighbourly family home.

Climate and politics in the tropics

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/03/2020 - 10:08
Two members of People Oriented Design explain how the challenging climatic and political environments of Far North Queensland impact their approach to sustainable practice.