Painting Industry News

Vale Louis H. Hailey AM, 1926–2019

Architecture AU - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:47
Queensland architect Lou Hailey, who brought a “fresh, modernist design approach” to Brisbane, is remembered by Bruce Wolfe and Grant Buglar.

Rockhampton Art Gallery moves forward with federal funding

Architecture AU - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 11:09
An art gallery for the regional Queensland city of Rockhampton, designed by Conrad Gargett, Clare Design and Brian Hooper, will receive funding from the federal government.

Warren and Mahoney’s Collins Wharf towers recommended for approval

Architecture AU - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:39
The Future Melbourne Committee has voted to support an application for two residential towers by the Yarra River at Collins Wharf in Melbourne.

Two building companies collapse amid national housing downturn

Building and Construction - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 13:18

Two South Australian building companies have collapsed, and another is facing court action, as pressure from the national housing downturn continues.

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef pavilion wins Golden Bee award at Milan Triennial

Architecture AU - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:37
Australia’s pavilion at the Milan Triennial has received the event’s premier award – the Golden Bee.

Arrested development

Architecture AU - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:28
Peter Raisbeck argues that the lack of formalized research and development in Australian architecture practice is stymieing innovation.

University of Melbourne and AILA launch speculative park design competition

Architecture AU - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:14
A new ideas competition invites landscape architects, urban designers, architects and planners to design a speculative park for a future Melbourne.

Box of tricks: The Bae Tas

Architecture AU - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:59
Architects Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen have transformed a tiny Tasmanian flat into a "deft box of tricks," a cleverly crafted guest space looking out to the Derwent River.

Hassell to design Gold Coast airport extension

Architecture AU - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 09:35
Queensland Airports has ditched a design by Cox, confirming instead that Hassell will design a $370 million redevelopment of Gold Coast Airport.

Design thinking and regional cities: Christian Bason

Architecture AU - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 09:21
Danish Design Centre CEO Christian Bason on leveraging design thinking and local cultures, skills and capabilities to help regional centres regenerate after industrial decline.

Homeliness over expediency: Peel by Milieu

Architecture AU - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 09:03
Of one with the once-gritty Melbourne suburb of Collingwood, this spatially thoughtful, materially honest apartment building shows what can be achieved when a multiresidential project favours homeliness over expediency.

An Antarctic collaboration

Architecture AU - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 08:38
Hugh Broughton and Stephen Middleton on working in one of the most collaborative design teams imaginable in Antarctica.

Why aluminium composite cladding can be a lethal fire risk, and the obvious way to reduce it

Building and Construction - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 06:59

It took just 90 minutes for fire to race up 20 storeys of the Grenfell Tower, thanks to its combustible aluminium composite panels. But there are ways of making buildings safe — and not all involve tearing off and replacing cladding.

Construction workers descend using temporary stairs on a major construction site in central Sydney

Building and Construction - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 08:21
Construction workers descend using temporary stairs on a major construction site in central Sydney June 13, 2013.

Construction worker has a smoko

Building and Construction - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 08:20
A construction worker smokes a cigarette as he looks at his mobile phone on a worksite in Sydney, Australia, June 30, 2017.

How to Cut Mortises for Door Hinges with a Chisel

Todays Homeowner - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 04:36
A door's hinge mortises are often cut by machine with a router and straight bit, but you can cut mortises by hand using a hammer and chisel. Here's how to do it!

How to Remove Molding for Reuse

Todays Homeowner - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 18:17
When renovating a room, the first step is to remove existing molding. If you are careful, you can take it off — without damage — for reuse later. Watch the technique!

What Causes White Lines on Tomato Plants

Todays Homeowner - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 18:09
Do your tomato leaves have white lines on them? Wonder what causes this, and what to do about it? Then read on!

How to Hack a Paint Sleeve into 3 Pieces

Todays Homeowner - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 07:46
You need a 3-inch paint roller for some spaces, but you don't need to purchase small paint sleeves.

Nest x Yale Lock Keeps Your Front Door Safe and Smart

Todays Homeowner - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 06:08
If you want to upgrade the look of your front door, keep it safe and smart, this is a nice option for you.