Painting Industry News

Artful apertures: Cloud House

Architecture AU - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:58
A restful sanctuary for a couple who share their time between Singapore and Sydney, this new house in Bondi by Akin Atelier uses carefully considered apertures and subtle texture to create a sense of unencumbered space and levity.

Melbourne council approves tower by Chris Connell Design to be slotted into high-rise cluster

Architecture AU - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:20
The City of Melbourne has approved an application for a slender, 23-storey office tower tucked in between a number of other skyscrapers, designed by Chris Connell Design.

Regional initiatives: betting on collaboration

Architecture AU - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:03
In the third in a series of essays that pick apart regional architecture in Australia, Helen Norrie turns her eye to a number of initiatives that hope to transform perceptions of regional life.

Flinders University announces $1.5 billion plans to transform campus

Architecture AU - Wed, 06/05/2019 - 12:10
The transformative project will be built around the extended Flinders rail line and will aim to create a “vibrant urban centre” in the south of Adelaide.

Everything You Need to Patch and Repair Drywall

Todays Homeowner - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 16:57
Patching drywall can be time-consuming and downright messy! But this kit has everything you need to make the job neat and easy.

How to Save Leftover Paint with Plastic Wrap

Todays Homeowner - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 16:26
Quality paint isn't cheap — here's a way to store and preserve it between projects.

How to Lay Ceramic Tile on a Tile Floor

Todays Homeowner - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 15:30
Surface preparation is necessary to lay ceramic tile over ceramic tile. Watch this video to learn the process, step by step.

A verdant reimagining: Jacaranda House

Architecture AU - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:13
Verdant terraced gardens and finely crafted joinery, stitch this reimagined Queenslander by SP Studio to its place and past to create a relaxed home and studio for the architect and his young family.

One to watch: MORA

Architecture AU - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:30
Cultivating a dialogue between architecture, community, and context, James Fraser, director of Makers of Responsive Architecture (MORA), designs homes inspired by landscape.

Tasmania’s largest regional urban renewal project completed in Devonport

Architecture AU - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 11:11
A recently completed urban renewal project in the northern Tasmanian city of Devonport is the largest in regional Tasmania’s history.

WA’s first State Design Review Panel to begin reviewing major projects

Architecture AU - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:26
Western Australia’s new State Design Review Panel has been named, and will now assess a range of significant public and private projects from a design perspective.

Lollipops instead of fruit a sign of the times for backpackers

Building and Construction - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 10:01

Rather than working on orchards or cattle farms, word has spread among female backpackers in the Top End about another industry that's on the move.

What to Save and Toss After a Hurricane

Todays Homeowner - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 06:28
Hurricanes bring devastating winds, torrential rainfall and rising floodwater — and you can expect power outages and water damage if one sweeps through your area. So, just after a hurricane, it’s important to look at your belongings and decide what to throw out and what to keep. A good rule of thumb is, “When in […]

Metal Roofing: A Durable Option During Hurricane Season

Todays Homeowner - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 16:05
Can your roof survive severe weather? Here's why these homeowners chose a metal roof.

Griffins' Capitol Theatre restored, reopened

Architecture AU - Mon, 06/03/2019 - 14:33
Melbourne's Capitol Theatre, originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1924, has been restored by Six Degrees Architects.