Painting Industry News

Entries open for 2019 Dulux Colour Awards

Architecture AU - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:59
The Dulux Colour Awards celebrate exceptional and innovative use of colour across commercial, public and residential projects in Australia and New Zealand.

Buildings produce 25% of Australia's emissions. What will it take to make them 'green' – and who'll pay?

Architecture AU - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:46
With 25% of greenhouse gas emissions produced by the construction, operation and maintenance of buildings, what must be done to generate a working strategy to improve Australia’s chances of keeping the carbon-neutral promise by 2050?

What lies beneath the cracks in Opal Tower — and buildings across Australia

Building and Construction - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 05:55

Building defects in apartment blocks like those found in Sydney's Opal Tower are far from unusual. We need to identify the systemic flaws contributing to them.

Introducing Hygge, the Cozy Design Trend - Today's Homeowner

Todays Homeowner - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 04:58
Hygge, a Scandinavian lifestyle and design trend, centers on comfort and coziness.

Australian Institute of Architects appoints new CEO

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:51
The Australian Institute of Architects has appointed Julia Cambage as its new CEO.

Kerry Hill’s Ooi House in Margaret River up for sale

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 14:14
Kerry Hill Architects’ Ooi House, A nationally significant example of twentieth-century “modern minimal” architecture completed in 1997, has been listed for sale.

Funding pledges support $446m Kakadu town masterplan

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:02
The federal government and opposition have both pledged more than $200 million to “upgrade” and “improve” Kakadu National Park and support the revitalization of the park’s mining town, Jabiru.

Interim report from Opal Tower investigation released

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:04
An interim report of an ongoing investigation into defects in the Opal Tower in Sydney has been published by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Pure play: Nubo

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:13
PAL Design Group has created a new play environment in Sydney for children to make, create, build and explore as they exercise their imagination.

'Safety lower than required': What the Opal Tower report actually says

Building and Construction - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 06:08

The Opal Tower interim report, written by some of the state's most senior independent engineers after a more than two weeks of investigation, went some way in giving residents answers as to what went wrong.

Historic former Fremantle synagogue to become hospitality venue

Architecture AU - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:32
Perth-based Arcadia Design Studio has reimagined a historic former synagogue in Fremantle into a cluster of bars and restaurants.

Opal Tower report reveals 'structural design and construction issues'

Building and Construction - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 13:38
Cracks found in the tower initially led to fears it would collapse.

'Australian nightmare': Residents vent as Opal Tower report released

Building and Construction - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:25

Engineers engaged by the NSW Government say damaged beams need to be repaired and strengthened in the 34-storey Opal Tower, which was evacuated just before Christmas after a large crack was found.

First House: Challis Penthouse

Architecture AU - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 09:47
As one of his first projects, Andy Macdonald of MI Architects was given the opportunity to explore his interest in “colonizing underutilized roof space.” Eighteen years later, Andy reflects on this apartment design and its influence on his practice’s subsequent work.

Crone’s terraced Parramatta tower approved

Architecture AU - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 16:58
The Sydney Central City Planning Panel has approved a proposal for a 25-storey office tower in central Parramatta, designed by Crone, with landscape architecture by Urbis.

Extreme Conservation: Antarctic Huts of the Heroic Age

Architecture AU - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 11:07
Bill McKay discovers the historic huts left behind from previous Antarctic explorers’ efforts to reach the South Pole.

Calendar boy tradies bare all for mental health

Building and Construction - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01

A group of tradesmen strip off their high-vis and embrace their cheeky side to raise awareness for suicide prevention in regional WA.

Nude group

Building and Construction - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 15:01