Painting Industry News

Dichromatic duo: Hello Houses

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:29
Perpetuating the verandah culture that exists in Port Fairy, a coastal town in south-west Victoria, this pair of houses designed by Sibling director Nicholas Braun for his sister make a friendly addition to the neighbourhood.

Chrofi to design ‘experimental’ summer pavilion at MAMA

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:31
The Murray Art Museum Albury has announced that Chrofi will design an “experimental” pavilion that will occupy Albury’s QEII Square over the summer.

Entries open: 2020 Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:12
Applications are now open for the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour, a coveted 10-day European architectural tour for five emerging architects.

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer designs adaptation of Sydney cinema and nightclub

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:02
A vacant bar, cinema and nightclub on Sydney’s Oxford Street would become a multipurpose building containing both entertainment venues and a purpose-built medical facility under a new proposal.

Australia must become constant construction zone or risk collapse, advisory body says

Building and Construction - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:00

Infrastructure Australia says services are coming under "unprecedented" pressure and the current boom in construction projects needs to become the "new normal" to keep pace with population growth and changing consumer demands.

Ideas competition to rebuild beloved St Kilda beach jetty

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:49
A community-based organization in Melbourne's St Kilda has launched a $5,000 ideas competition to reimagine a historic jetty.

Exploiting the vertical: House in Darlinghurst

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:35
This former electrical substation at the end of an inner-Sydney lane is recast as a couple’s contemporary home by Tribe Studio through the empathetic and dexterous use of vertical space.

Woods Bagot designs new home for Melbourne Business School

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:08
Woods Bagot has led the development of a concept design and planning application for a new hub for the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Business School.

Making a more scalable impact in housing: 2019 Housing Futures conference

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:19
In her review of the 2019 Housing Futures conference in Melbourne, Alysia Bennett finds a forum that “provides a concrete and acute understanding of the implications of possibilities and barriers to delivery and scalability of best practice housing.”

Timelapse video shows construction of helter skelter inside Norwich Cathedral

Building and Construction - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 11:59
A 50ft helter skelter has been built inside a cathedral in Norwich in eastern England over two days in an effort to entice people.

Ep 31. Marble Wall Installations, Rusty Tub Drain, & Concrete Crumbling Concern

Todays Homeowner - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 06:48
Listen for a number of tips to help install just about anything on a ceramic or cultured marble wall. Also, a homeowner has rust forming on the drain in her cast iron tub. How she can approach this problem.

How to Make a Window Perch for Your Cat

Todays Homeowner - Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:00
Cats love sitting near a window to take in their surroundings, but it can be difficult for them to perch comfortably on a narrow window stool. You could buy a cat perch, but watch this video to learn how easy (and affordable!) it is to just build one for Fluffy.

How to Prevent Cats from Damaging Woodwork and Furniture

Todays Homeowner - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:00
Every cat owner's nightmare is claws digging into wood furniture. But you don't have to sacrifice nice things for Fluffy. Here's how to prevent the damage.

How to Grow Crape Myrtles from Seed

Todays Homeowner - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:00
Crape myrtles bloom in the summer and form seed heads that last through the fall. And you can collect those seeds for growing in the spring — here's how to do it!

How to Remove Stuck Headless Nails from Wood

Todays Homeowner - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:00
Removing stubborn nails with a hammer is easy, but what can you do about headless nails? Here's the Simple Solution.

How to Refinish Dated Appliances with Stainless Steel

Todays Homeowner - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 16:00
Want to refresh your kitchen on a budget? Here's how to transform the look of your dated, white refrigerator, range and dishwasher for less than $100!

Denton Corker Marshall’s languishing Windsor Hotel proposal snuffed out

Architecture AU - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:37
Victoria’s planning minister Richard Wynne has refused to extend a permit to construct a 26-storey tower behind Melbourne’s historic Windsor Hotel.

'It doesn't make sense': Judge blasts rule behind Opal Tower class action delay

Building and Construction - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 12:35

A multi-million-dollar class action by owners of units in the notorious Opal Towers against the NSW Government faces a month-long delay due to a historical practice note a Supreme Court judge says "doesn't make sense".