The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2018-11-28T01:22:08Z INDE.Awards launches its 2019 program 2018-11-28T01:22:08Z inde-awards-launches-its-2019-program Awarding the most progressive architecture and design in the Indo-Pacific region, the INDE.Awards is gearing up for its most exciting program yet. Entries open Thursday 29 November 2018, calling on architects and designers to make their mark on the region and establish their voice among the world’s leading design names.  Now in its third year, the INDE.Awards celebrates the diversity and dynamism of the Indo-Pacific, bringing together creatives from all fields and corners of the region to shine a spotlight on the most progressive buildings, spaces, objects and people. In 2018, INDE.Awards welcomed over 400 entries from more than 14 countries across the region. Of those entries, 15 Winners and 12 Honourable Mentions were arrived at by an internationally renowned panel of judges. “The INDE.Awards is the Indo-Pacific’s single and most significant design awards program, symbolising the coming together of a large and diverse regional design community,” said Indesign Media Asia Pacific CEO, Raj Nandan. “We’re incredibly proud to see the INDE.Awards take on a life of its own, as both a platform and a program that recognises the dynamic pursuits of creatives right across the region. It champions the people who are doing amazing work and opens that design conversation to a wider global audience,” said Mr Nandan. With categories celebrating architecture, interior design and object design in all its forms, the INDE.Awards has brought recognition and growth to the firms which have entered and won. Mat Hinds of Taylor and Hinds Architects, winner of The Building and Best of the Best awards in 2018 for their ‘krakani-lumi’ project in Tasmania, said: “As a small practice, coming from a small island on the southern tip of the region, it just goes to show that the INDE.Awards does facilitate recognition for work that is on the margins, regionally.” Mr Hinds said they were overwhelmed by the double win. “It allowed us to focus the meaning of the project in a broader regional context. We saw it had potency for an entire region of the world, beyond the community of people who were our client. It was a huge privilege and meant our small studio and practice was given more meaning, we could see that all the hard work was significant, and it meant something.” View the entire media release in PDF outlining 2019 INDE.Awards categories and Jury here 2018 Winner | The Building & Best of the Best: krakani-lumi, Taylor and Hinds Architects Photography: Adam Gibson 2018 Winner | The Social Space: Barangaroo House (Architecture), Collins and Turner  Photography: Rory Gardiner 2018 Winner | The Wellness Space: Bendigo Hospital, Silver Thomas Hanley with Bates Smart   Photography: Shannon McGrath 2018 Winner | The Shopping Space: Domaine Chandon, Foolscap Studio  Photography: Tom Blachford 2018 Winner | The Living Space: Room Without Roof, HYLA ArchitectsPhotography: Rory Gardiner INDE.Awards 2018 Gala Event: Location | JW Marriott SingaporePhotography: Winston Chuang Access all images featured in this media release by clicking here. Note To Editors: The INDE.Awards is organised and presented by regional design and architecture publisher Indesign Media Asia Pacific, with the intent of recognising the Indo-Pacific region’s most progressive design and architecture on a global stage. As the Indo-Pacific’s first and only design awards program, the INDE.Awards remains unique and unparalleled in its mission: to unify the region and shine a spotlight on the buildings, spaces, objects and people putting it on the global map. Entries open for INDE.Awards 2019 on Thursday 29 November. Buildings, spaces and objects completed between 1 January 2018 and 29 January 2019 will be accepted into the 2019 awards. Entries can be made online at The INDE.Awards 2019 Gala ceremony will be held in Melbourne, June 2019. For Media Enquiries, Please Contact: Kobe Johns, Event Director Phone: +61 2 9638 0150 Email:   Website:   **End of media release**   Collard Maxwell Architects Prescribes Top Five Trends in Retirement Living and Aged Care Design in 2019 2018-11-26T04:04:28Z collard-maxwell-architects-prescribes-top-five-trends-in-retirement-living-and-aged-care-design-in-2019 Sydney, 26 November 2018 - Collard Maxwell Architects, one of Australia’s leading design and construction architecture firms, has launched its top six predictions for the year ahead based on an analysis of current trends and issues likely to arise from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The company’s predictions are as follows: 1. Design and Development for non-for-profits will pick up strongly as the residential economy is expected to remain slow for some time. A slower economy causes more potential sites to become available, lower development costs, and renewed interest from institutional investment funds seeking temporary safety heavens. Non-for-profits have some catching up to do and have been waiting for a market slow-down for some years now. 2. Volume and momentum both pick up but are inconsistent. Planning approvals will become easier and quicker for retirement living and aged care projects due to residential development applications being at their lowest in years. Aged care SEPP and planning approvals will become a prime focus within government, but the key constraint remains with licensing approval times which ironically become lengthier, partially caused by a flood of new projects and entrants to the market. 3. Quality is a concern. Public awareness generated by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and the media is welcome but will likely not lead to a quick-fix or a clear way forward as the root-cause of most problems can be linked to larger systemic failures relating to lack of experience, training, or funds. The Royal Commission will likely put additional pressure and constraints on licensing in an attempt to kerb predatorial practices and increase quality assurance and accountability. 4. Aged Care professionals are on trend to become rare. Scarcity in HR resources will require operators to revisit their business model. Professional-appeal becomes as important as markets, and operators and developers of new facilities acknowledge that some parts of their business case will need to be re-written to remain competitive. This will result in new facilities being planned closer to population/lifestyle hubs, in more technology being introduced, and in good design becoming a premium. 5. Technology makes a big entrance in the retirement living and aged care space. Some key solutions are recognised as essential services, just as mechanical, electrical, hydraulics. Engineering experts and architects will start paying attention to the benefits of certain IT systems earlier in the design process. New projects will start receiving more significant tech funding as a result. Larger Australian multi-disciplinary engineering firms will follow suit and start offering software engineering services, following the trend currently underway in other advanced economies. Fear of technology still persists with the customer, however, and the architect must think of ways to manage those concerns in areas where quality of life can be improved. 6. Specialist providers are thriving. More Australian seniors are retiring, and they are healthier, wealthier, more diverse, and increasingly sophisticated. New offerings range from theme retirement such as golf course living, coastal living, mountain living, high-rise super luxury living, as well as a gamut of denser and more affordable multi-generational options including shared high-rise living. All promise a smoother easier transition to an attractive lifestyle. Aged care and specialist care such as dementia or end-of-life care will get more attention, and start experiencing good design. Charles Fortin, Managing Director, Collard Maxwell Architects, said, “The old way of looking at aged care is broken. Today’s seniors are focussed on adding life to days, not days to life; and those looking for a lifestyle upgrade find their retirement or options so limited that they might as well stay home alone.” Katrin Klinger, Director of Retirement Living and Aged Care at Collard Maxwell Architects, added, “Successful providers will be those focused on lifestyle and service innovation. We are starting to see such offers, but barriers to entry are still high and the industry needs more latitude to innovate within this wider transitioning market. As a result, new opportunities, new contenders and new leaders will inevitably emerge.” About Collard Maxwell Architects Collard Maxwell Architects (CM+A) is a leading Sydney-based architectural practice focused on the design and delivery of complex project types including Lifestyle Retirement, Aged Care, and Dementia Care facilities. This knack for complexity, design and delivery has led the company to a wide range of exciting projects since 1947. CM+A architects strive to be thought leaders in their field through regular contributions to various publications, research, and industry summits. Today, CMA is a member of the APEC Architect Project which is intended to facilitate the provision of architectural services between participating economies around the Pacific Rim. ONE MILLION FURNITURE SHOWROOMS! 2018-11-20T23:08:56Z one-million-furniture-showrooms Brisbane, QLD – November 21, 2018 – North Hem, a consumer-focused Furniture start up, announced today their plans to expand 1 million private showrooms across Australia. These private showrooms are an exclusive feature of the North Hem brand and they allow consumer to enjoy all the benefits of online and retail shopping. Just as Uber and Airbnb created platforms that benefited users as much as owners, North Hem is creating a platform that is disrupting the furniture retail business by bringing private showrooms across Australia to benefit the consumer and their needs. By transforming consumers homes to private showrooms spaces, Australian online retailers can showcase their products in the homes of their consumers, while showroom hosts receive commission for every item sold. One of UQ’s start up hub’s mentors stated that “[North Hem] could be game changing, disrupt the furniture retailing industry and completely change the ways how we shop for the furniture products.” As of today, online shopping is increasingly becoming the preference of shoppers across Australia for clothes and technology. While there is a multitude of stores that retail luxury furniture to discounted prices, 90% of Australians still opt to purchase their furniture from physical stores. Consumers prefer to experience furniture in person, and visually see the colour and textile before they commit to a purchase, but with North Hem’s private Showrooms, buying no longer means guessing. About North Hem North Hem’s founder Jason Tan was selected earlier this year, to be part of the small and exclusive cohort at UQ’s iLab which aims to accelerate Brisbane based start-ups. Jason, pitched his idea to some of the start-up industry’s biggest names and with his unique and industry provoking ideas won his place in the cohort. North Hem prides themselves to offer the consumer the confidence of retail shopping at an internet price, and the Private Showrooms will make every consumer confident with the North Hem Promise of high quality at a discounted price. These Private Showrooms are one of the ways that North Hem can sell premium furniture at attractive prices, and in return helping consumers earn money on their personal style and purchases. ### If you would like more information about this topic, please call Jason Tan at 0413992880 or email Fostering the Effective Convergence of Light, Space and Design 2018-10-23T22:43:36Z fostering-the-effective-convergence-of-light-space-and-design For the first time ever, Expotrade has diverted from its usual format to bring together the best minds in the lighting, interior design, and architecture fields at the inaugural 2019 Light•Space•Design summit. With plenty of technological and societal shifts rapidly impacting the lighting industry, the summit intends to start a conversation about how best to tackle the practice of architectural lighting design against the backdrop of these changes. Creating human-centric, appropriately-lit spaces demands optimality across a variety of spaces; from a structure’s lighting and interior design to its architecture and engineering. At Light•Space•Design, experienced professionals will piece together the puzzle of achieving an impeccably designed structure through the aid of mood-boosting, sustainable and fundamentally human-friendly lighting design. Opening the summit will be NDYLIGHT Director Steve Brown, board member of the International Association of Lighting Designers, and practising lighting designer for 30 years. Steve will explore the history of the lighting design profession and zero in on where the industry sees itself heading in the near future. Arup’s Florence Lam, the first woman to win the UK’s coveted Lighting Designer of the Year Award, will travel from London to speak at the summit. Florence is set to provide a keynote presentation on how building tenants’ growing expectations are impacting lighting design typologies and how this shapes not only the work of lighting professionals, but that of architects and designers in charge of designing entire spaces. Joining Florence Lam as Light•Space•Design’s second international speaker is Michael Grubb. As Creative Director of the Michael Grubb Studio and founder of the award winning Re:LIT Project, Michael will draw on his 19-year career to unpack the art of designing innovative lighting concerned with human well-being and underpinned by effective collaboration. Other speakers will tap into the trends, themes and associated challenges currently permeating the design industry, from smart technology to sustainable, ‘green’ lighting. The award-winning lighting design consultancy Electrolight, who designed the new lighting on Melbourne’s now-iconic Sound Tube has put forward its director Donn Salisbury to present. Donn will provide a reality check on the balance that can be difficult to strike between creativity and sustainability when seeking to design and light energy-efficient spaces. DJCoalition Director David Skelley, Martin Klaasen of Klaasen Lighting Design and BVN Principal Ninotschka Titchkosky are just three other names rounding out the summit’s distinguished and knowledge-packed speaker list. Light•Space•Design will blur the line between attendee and keynote presenter, enabling delegates to play the role of speaker as part of its Rapid Light Talks segment. The fast-paced presentation format will allow 30 delegates to step forward for 1 minute to share their latest work, design philosophies, or ideas with the aid of 3 slides. Rapid Light Talks will allow attendees to raise their profiles among industry peers, while simultaneously uncovering surprising talents and insights. The segment encapsulates Light•Space•Design as a whole, as an event dedicated to fostering collaboration and knowledge in the pursuit of high-quality, human-centric lighting and overall design. Light•Space•Design is taking place on March 27 2019, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. About Expotrade Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For over 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top-quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar.For more information, visit Invictus and Fashion in the mix for The Business of Events 2018-10-17T01:11:08Z invictus-and-fashion-in-the-mix-for-the-business-of-events Invictus Games, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA), and the Australian Grand Prix will share the secrets to their success at The Business of Events to be held in Sydney next year. Professional advice about the return on investment using demonstrated business solutions, will be shared by an impressive range of successful and experienced strategy and planning experts when they come together at this in augural event. Among the high calibre speakers will be Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific, Natalie Xenita who will reveal the strategy and role MBFWA plays, fuelling the multi-billion-dollar fashion industry. “Fashion is a powerhouse industry that drives annual retail sales of over $9 billion and employs some 77,000 people in New South Wales alone. There is much to share from our approach and I look forward to presenting our story at The Business of Events,” Ms. Xenita said. “MBFWA’s successful growth strategy has helped boost commercial significance of the fashion industry, aiding both national and local economies, and extending audience reach beyond the event. What’s more, all stakeholders enjoy a strong return on investment.” Ms. Xenita said over 23 years, MBFWA has emerged as the preeminent fashion event in Asia-Pacific – but success didn’t happen overnight. “After heavy investment by IMG to elevate the overall experience, from sponsorship activations to designer selection and global audience engagement, I’m proud to share our model of success at The Business of Events.” Conference organiser Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said harnessing how Australia’s biggest and best events are successfully managed by the specialists who drive business growth, from planning through to execution, will be the cornerstone of The Business of Events. “Key solutions will be on offer from the experts who sit in the hot seats of Australian’s most recognised events,” Mr Daly said. “Global attention from the business world will be on Sydney, as the Invictus Games kick off this week. This is the result of a significant amount of high-level business planning and execution. The Business of Events, will be where the Invictus Games CEO, Patrick Kidd, can share his learnings from the success of the games from a global and local perspective.” The inaugural conference, The Business of Events, will take place in Sydney on 7-8 February 2019, will host in-depth discussions around the theme, Powering Growth, exploring how to identify new business, increasing the bottom line, the future of major events and how to ensure business growth. Keynotes, plenaries and flexible break-out sessions will allow delegates to create a bespoke conference experience to maximise their investment. Speakers, strategically invited from key sectors, will provide diverse, forward-thinking insights in a unique two-day program. Alongside international keynote, Laura Schwartz, former White House Director of Events, high-calibre confirmed speakers include: Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific Patrick Kidd, CEO Invictus Games, Sydney 2018 Penny Lion, Executive General Manager of Events, Tourism Australia Andrew Westacott, CEO, Australian Grand Prix Terese Casu, CEO, Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Helen Sawczak, National CEO, Australia China Business Council Damien Hodgkinson, Executive Director, Melbourne Comedy Festival Senior event professionals will have unparalleled access to industry leaders from which to learn about event safety and architecture, sales growth, governance, future business and professional development. Conference organiser, Gary Daly, Managing Director, Exhibitions & Trade Fairs, said speakers will share some insightful key learnings including the market potential for Australia and opportunities for Australian businesses, what we can learn from our international counterparts. He said the optimum learning platforms will offer participants invaluable opportunities to upskill and power growth. “These speakers contribute to the Australian economy through major events and operate in international markets with different policies and jurisdictions, so they know what issues you can face in the international marketplace,” Mr Daly said. The Business of Events will share how to take advantage of Australia’s position within the global marketplace, how to capitalise on an aggressive event strategy and how to power growth.” To purchase tickets, visit The Business of Events will be held at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, on 7-8 February 2019. Images: 1. Natalie Xenita, Executive Director, IMG Fashion Asia Pacific About Exhibitions and Trade Fairs Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) is a full-service event organiser with over 35 years’ experience across a diverse range of industries including renewable energy, automotive, business events, construction, oil and gas, entertainment technology, irrigation, manufacturing, travel and lifestyle. They have a long history of working collaboratively with organisations to produce innovative conferences and exhibitions to support their business objectives. They have become a trusted provider in their ability to contribute to organisations and the value of their events. They have offices in Sydney and Melbourne, however their teams are on the ground wherever the event is being planned, sold, marketed and delivered. They deliver conferences around the world. ETF’s motto is Experience, Expertise, Enthusiasm which reflects their approach to managing events and developing the relationships which underpin them. -ENDS- Textile designer produces thought-provoking collection inspired by the built environment 2018-09-27T07:17:19Z textile-designer-produces-thought-provoking-collection-inspired-by-the-built-environment-1 Media Release: 27 September 2018 Textile designer produces thought-provoking collection inspired by the built environment Tappeti launches new collection – GEO Leading textile design firm Tappeti have again pushed the envelope with their authentic, truly unique and masterful new collection - GEO, inspired by the architectural forms of the built environment. The GEO collection playfully explores exciting combinations of colour, shape, line and form, in part due to the exceptional design talent from Tappeti, and the meticulous handwork techniques they employ to craft their floor art. This standard of quality has been underscored by material integrity that is suitable for commercial wear and tear, and a keen eye watching out for the perfect balance of style and functionality. Karinna Gobbo, Tappeti’s Founder and CEO, said GEO is a juxtaposition of the ancient traditions of handmaking rugs, with the powerful forms of the modern world. “Marrying commercial grade quality and sought-after manufacturing techniques, with the best quality materials has resulted in a delightful celebration of individuality and sophistication. “Each GEO piece uses hand-dyed New Zealand Wool with shimmers of art silk, and uses traditional handcraft techniques of carving, looping, raised pile and fringing. “The GEO collection rugs are handmade in India based on designs refined in our studios in Australia and Singapore and are built to withstand commercial environments or become an heirloom in residential spaces. “When interiors are full of mass production and ‘seen-it-all-before’ designs, GEO stands out as a breath of fresh air offering the highest level of quality, adding complexity and depth to all environments,” said Ms Gobbo. Consistent with Tappeti‘s offering, a range of customisation options complement the GEO range. Endless design configurations are on offer due to the choice of a variety of rug pile heights, various shapes and sizes depending on application, and Tappeti‘s vibrant selection of custom distinctive colours. This unrivalled degree of design flexibility also extends to finishes, which include fringe details, tapered edges and carved lines. Tappeti launched GEO on Thursday 27 September in Sydney. Notes to editors All images are available in high resolution upon request. For more information and interviews with Karinna Gobbo please contact: Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro | | +61 2 9212 7867 About Tappeti Tappeti has collaborated with some of the most illustrious firms in Australian design including Bates Smart, HASSELL, Woods Bagot and FJMT. Each collection is handcrafted using the highest quality materials that have the ability to amplify any design statement. Architecture & Design extends Top Trusted Brands industry survey by 72 hours 2018-09-20T00:39:19Z architecture-amp-design-extends-top-trusted-brands-industry-survey-by-72-hours   Due to unprecedented demand, Architecture & Design has announced it is extending its fifth Top Trusted Brands industry survey nominations period by a further 72 hours.   The second phase of nominations will now close at midnight, 23 September 2018.   If you have not yet nominated your brand for 2018, this is your chance to ensure your entry is included in the 2018 survey.   The survey has been highly beneficial to the Australian built industry since its inception in 2012, consistently ranking the nation’s Top Trusted Brands in the architecture, building, construction and design industries.   The survey has set an industry benchmark for brands to consult, while at the same time, offering an insight into which brands Australians perceive as trustworthy.   Having seen a significant number of entries come through during the initial phase of nominations, Architecture & Design has extended this phase to allow for any last-minute changes and/or additions.   In terms of ensuring entire industry coverage, Architecture & Design recently added four new categories to the survey, taking the list of categories up to 29: ·       Associations & Information ·       Furniture ·       Lifts & Elevators ·       Office Equipment   If you have not yet submitted an entry for your brand, you may consider nominating in one of the four new categories.   If you have already nominated your brand, you still have the opportunity to submit an additional entry, particularly if you feel your brand should be nominated in one of the recently-added categories.   “Brand differentiation is most effectively achieved by creating trust of your brand in a crowded marketplace, and one of the fastest ways to garner more market trust is to be listed in the Top Trusted Brands survey”, said editor of Architecture & Design, Branko Miletic.   Previous surveys have revealed a number of interesting trends in Trusted Brands rankings over the years.   The Laminex Group, CSR Gyprock, Caroma and Dulux Australia all maintained a Top 10 ranking in previous editions of the survey. Blum placed in the Top 3 for three consecutive years before dropping down to number 14 in the most recent survey in 2016.   Alucobond Architectural was initially ranked number 46 in the first survey in 2012, but since then has continued to climb the ranks. The company sat at number 23 in 2014, before appearing in the Top 10 in 2015 and most recently ranked 5th in 2016. Where will they end up in 2018?   Austral Bricks (Brickworks) saw impressive progression, going from a rank of 95 in 2012, to number 16 in 2015. Austral Bricks continued to rise, placing in the Top 10 of the 2016 survey.   If you would like to nominate a brand, you can do so using the link below. The extended nomination period will now close midnight, 23 September 2018, and voting will be open to the Australian public shortly after.   Nominate your Trusted Brand for 2018:   About Architecture and Design is Australia’s largest architecture, building, construction and design media providing daily updates on the best in new projects, industry news and expert commentary. We act as an information hub for practicing architects, designers, builders, specifiers, engineers, developers and suppliers – the professionals creating Australia’s buildings.   About the survey The Top 100 Trusted Brands Survey was established in 2012 and is Australia’s leading national showcase of the best brands within the Building and Architecture space. Brands compete in one of 29 categories. They will also compete for a place in the overall 10 Trusted Brands for 2016 to receive editorial coverage in Architecture and Design’s suite of media publications.   Media Release Contact Branko Miletic: Editor, Architecture and Design Phone: +61 2 9018 2039 Email: Architecture & Design announces official Shortlist for 12th Sustainability Awards 2018-09-13T03:15:09Z architecture-amp-design-announces-official-shortlist-for-12th-sustainability-awards The official shortlist for Architecture & Design’s 2018 Sustainability Awards has been finalised, which means we are now ready for the Gala Awards ceremony, that will be held on 11 October at The Star.     Architecture & Design, which has hosted Australia’s longest running sustainable building awards, also acknowledges Australian designers and architects working towards a more efficient and ecologically friendly built environment.   Following a near-record submission of almost 200 nominations, an esteemed panel of judges has finalised a selection of projects and designs they believe best satisfy the various criteria across 15 industry-specific categories.   The Jury for 2018 Sustainability Awards ·       Dick Clarke (Jury Chair) ·       Kate Harris ·       Rory Martin ·       Steffen Welsch ·       Suzanne Toumbourou ·       Jeremy Mansfield ·       Caroline Pidcock ·       Jeremy Spencer ·       Michael Faine ·       Tim Horton ·       Kerryn Wilmot ·       Robin Mellon   The Shortlist for 2018 Sustainability Awards   Category 2018 Shortlist 2017 Winner Smart Building ·       8 Chifley Square, Sydney ·       Smart Home New category. Single Dwelling, New ·       Drumkerin ·       Jenny’s House ·       The Shed Downsize Up(Grade) House Positive Footprints Single Dwelling, Addition/Alteration ·       Passive Butterfly ·       L-House ·       Vasey House Cheese House Public & Urban Design ·       krakani lumi ·       Foreshore Amenities Sunshine Coast University Hospital Multiple Dwelling ·       The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide ·       Clyde Mews ·       The General Gen Y Housing Landscape/Biophilia ·       Phoenix Rooftop ·       Bendigo Garden for the Future ·       The Burcham Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wetland Interior Architecture ·       The Burcham ·       Italianate House Henry Street House Innovation/Application ·       e-Board ·       The Footprint Calculator ·       The GreenBook La Trobe University Integrated Stormwater Management Project Healthcare ·       Wallan Veterinary Hospital ·       Melrose Health New category. Green Building of the Year ·       The Prince’s Terrace Adelaide ·       The Beehive ·       The Burcham New category. Education & Research ·       Macquarie University Incubator ·       Synergy, CSIRO ·       Sustainable House Charles Sturt University School of Engineering Commercial ·       One Malop Street ·       The Beehive ·       Barwon Water HQ EY Centre, 200 George Street Mirvac Emerging Architect of the Year ·       Jean Graham, Director of Winter Architecture ·       Mathew Hinds, Architect/Director of Taylor and Hinds Architects ·       Sarah Lebner, Lead Architect of Light House Architecture & Science New category.     “The high calibre of entrants for this year’s awards reflects the depth of talent in Australia’s architecture and design community, as well as their ever-increasing commitment to sustainability and environmentally-friendly design”, says Architecture & Design editor, Branko Miletic.   The winners of each category, including Achievement of Merit and Best of the Best categories, will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner, to be held at The Star on 11 October, 2018.   For the second year running, the Awards ceremony will also be preceded by a day-long CPD-endorsed panel event, that has quickly gained popularity in the industry.   For more information about the 12th Annual Architecture & Design Sustainability Awards, visit or call Branko Miletic, Editor at Architecture & Design (details below).     About Sustainability Awards & Sustainability Awards 2018 The Sustainability Awards is the nation’s most respected and longest running awards program for sustainable building and design. We reward those who share our desire to curtail and reverse the ecological footprint of our built environment, bringing together those who design, manufacture and construct green buildings and products of all sizes and purposes. The awards program is supported by Sustainability Live – a daytime education series of live panel discussions and Q&A with highly regarded industry experts, endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Refuel Program.     Media Contact Branko Miletic: Editor, Architecture and Design Phone: 02 9018 2039 Email: Habitus Magazine presents a new celebration of residential architecture in the Indo-Pacific 2018-08-27T23:50:41Z habitus-magazine-presents-a-new-celebration-of-residential-architecture-in-the-indo-pacific For a decade, Habitus magazine has shone a much-needed spotlight on the unique architecture, art, and design of the Indo-Pacific. Produced in the Region but beloved around the world, Habitus has become the leading global destination for Design Hunters searching for inspiring projects that challenge conventional ideas about architecture and home. Over the past ten years, Habitus has remained true to its origins as a labour of love: each issue combines stunning imagery with thoughtful, immersive writing that carefully strips back the layers to find the real stories behind the stories. Bold and authentic, the magazine has followed the narrative of Indo-Pacific design as it unfurls in new and unexpected directions, and in doing so has bridged the gap between design and everyday life. Habitus reflects a new and radical type of design magazine that recognises – and honours – design as a way of life. Habitus House of the Year To celebrate ten years of supporting regional excellence, Habitus is pleased to announce ‘Habitus House of the Year’, a new initiative celebrating outstanding residential design in the Indo-Pacific. Our upcoming special edition will showcase a hand-curated selection of the 20 best homes – plus 5 online exclusives – completed in the Region in the past 12 months, bringing together a diverse selection that spans from Sri Lanka to Australia and Thailand to New Zealand. Homes by established heavyweights will appear alongside those by emerging prodigies to create a snapshot of where regional design is at – and provide a tantalising glimpse of what the next ten years may bring. From this initial selection, an independent jury of leading practitioners will nominate their pick for the inaugural Habitus House of the Year; Exemplary Integration of Environment; and Outstanding Interior Architecture. In true Habitus spirit, all projects embrace the values of its owner and the broader culture of its site and community to demonstrate what really makes a house a home. From the lay of the land to climatic conditions, landscaping to interior products, the Habitus House of the Year will respond sensitively to its context and present a new and exciting way of life. Get involved In addition to the jury special mentions, the ‘People’s Choice for the House of the Year’ will give Habitus readers the opportunity to have their say. Stand by for more details about voting, the shortlisted houses, and a number of exclusive events to commemorate the Habitus House of the Year special issue. 2018 INDE.Awards Winners Announcements: The Best Architecture and Design in Asia Pacific 2018-06-23T05:44:51Z 2018-inde-awards-winners-announcements-the-best-architecture-and-design-in-asia-pacific 2018 INDE.Awards Winners Announcements: The Best Architecture and Design in Asia Pacific On Friday 22nd June 2018, Indesign Media Asia Pacific celebrated the second year of INDE.Awards, connecting and recognising the Asia Pacific region via satellite feed live from the Gala event in Singapore’s JW Marriott Hotel in South Beach to the Zenith Sydney showroom in Surry Hills NSW.   With more than 1,000 of the region’s top architects, designers and creative professionals in attendance in Sydney and Singapore, the INDE.Awards in 2018 reaffirms its position as the premier design awards program in the region. From over 400 entries across 14 countries in the region, all eyes turned on Singapore for the INDE.Awards Gala Night. In what is undeniably a very proud accomplishment for the A+D community in this region, the INDE.Awards represents the most concerted effort to elevate Asia Pacific’s design to the global stage. And  based on the calibre of submissions this year, it has become clear that some of this planet’s most progressive buildings, spaces, objects, proposals and practitioners stem from our pocket of the world.  This year’s incredibly diverse shortlist was a tough one to narrow down, and our esteemed INDE jury worked hard to hand-select this year’s best in Asia Pacific’s design industries. The night was a tremendous success, rewarding and celebrating the industry’s most exceptional design talent from South-East Asia. Each of the 2018 INDE.Awards winners are now the lucky owners of a bespoke designed, custom-made trophy from our official Trophy Partners, Dinosaur Designs.   On behalf of our official Partners and Supporters, we would like to congratulate the winners and shortlisted candidates of the INDE.Awards 2018. For further information, contact:                                                                              Kobe Johns, Event Director:  Narelle Yabuka, INDE.Awards Director:  FRONT The Event, a new commercial design event from Indesign Media 2018-06-23T05:43:25Z front-the-event-a-new-commercial-design-event-from-indesign-media This 9-10 August, FRONT arrives in Sydney to shake up the commercial design and property industries. And you’re invited to lead. FRONT is a first-of-its-kind event for the commercial sector, bringing together the new ecosystem controlling the built environment. We unite the most influential brands and experts in commercial architecture, design, property and development to give authority to these new relationships and drive profitable action in procuring your brand’s best and latest products. Here’s everything you need to know to put your brand in FRONT and your products in Australia’s biggest and best commercial projects     As the nation’s first and only knowledge enterprise for commercial architects, property, and development professionals, FRONT lets your brand lead changing behaviours in commercial specification. FRONT’s two-day format over 9-10 August combines: - Purpose-driven networking with leading commercial specifiers, commercial developers, high-volume asset managers and facility managers; - Deep dive knowledge outputs with the country’s top architects, developers and product R+D teams; - The nation’s most powerful showcase of design products commanding the attention of large enterprise commercial clients 90% of the FRONT Presentation Pods are SOLD   With spots available for only the top 100 brands in commercial product design, only 8 presentation pods remain to participate in FRONT. Your competitors are already on board, and our specifiers want to know … Where are you? The time to get involved in the Australia’s most focused event for return on objective is NOW. Get on board with FRONT and make a difference to your own balance sheet. Registrations for the nation’s leading commercial specifiers to attend FRONT open next week, and they’re expecting to see you.  But don’t just take our word on it… “Design is not done in a silo. The myth of the singular design genius needs to be smashed to pieces. For us to get the best possible outcomes for our clients, we rely on our collaborators and in the commercial sector, that means having relationships with all the different players such as contractors and consultants. The thing that gets me excited about FRONT is the fact it will be bringing everyone together, in a completely new way.” – Gavin Harris, Design Director, Futurespace Join over 3,500 active commercial specifiers, property developers, MLE clients and assets management teams at FRONT. This is your very last chance to join FRONT: 9-10 August Enquire now to participate in Australia’s first and only dedicated event for new standards in commercial architecture, design, property and development. Openhouse Styling Offers Unmatched Property Styling Service in Sydney 2018-03-28T09:28:15Z openhouse-styling-offers-unmatched-property-styling-service-in-sydney Presenting a property for sale is a sure way to reach the largest audience of home buyers, as it allows them to truly appreciate the space and imagine themselves soon living in it. An empty space on the other hand has proven to feel cold and unwelcoming, making it harder for the buyer to make that all important emotional connect with the property. By styling your home ready for sale you are ensuring that all the positives or the bright sides of the property are clearly visible to the prospective buyer and home staging or property styling services help showcase exactly that while also taking care that the negatives are dealt with in the timely manner. This reduces the negative feedback that can be associated with a clutter or empty home.  At OpenHouse Styling the principal designer and owner Christina Giles, an experience real estate stylist in Sydney ensure that every nick and corner in the home is given just the right attention so that the cost of her home staging services are affordable and give you the desired results.  When you are thinking of property styling Sydney you need a service that understand the buyer’s mindset well and can identify where and what inside your home needs that extra attention, planning and chic styling that will entice the potential buyer to seriously consider buying the property.  "Styling your property and adding value in order to sell it quickly won't cost you much," said Christina Giles, founder of Openhousestyling. She conveyed that home staging services are particularly important for those who are aspiring to sell their property. Frankly when considering the services of a professional real estate stylist the cost of getting the property styling done doesn’t need to run into thousands of dollars. If your home is already well furnished and styled then just a little attention and ramping up can make all the difference between selling fast and having to wait on for sale market list for a longer period. About OpenHouse Styling OpenHouse Styling is a  property staging company based in Sydney. The company offers professional and innovative services. The company is being managed by Christina Giles, an interior designing graduate of Enmore Design Center. She has many years of experience in the interior decoration niche.  Media contact  Contact Name - Christina Giles  Website: Email: Address: PO Box 1192 Randwick, NSW 2031 Phone number: 409 992 209 60th Annual Good Design Awards Unveils New Sustainably Designed Trophy 2018-03-08T23:03:38Z 60th-annual-good-design-awards-unveils-new-sustainably-designed-trophy Sydney, Australia: Australia’s prestigious Good Design Awards today unveiled a new sustainably designed trophy designed by The Evolve Group, winners of the 2016 Good Design Award of the year for the FLOW Hive. The trophy will be presented to winners at the 60th annual Awards ceremony held on 17 May 2018 for the first time at Sydney Opera House. Top honours will be presented by special guest, Danish architect Jan Utzon, son of Jørn Utzon architect of the Sydney Opera House. Due to popular and last minute demand, the entry deadline for Australia’s prestigious Good Design Awards has been extended to midnight on Monday 19 March 2018. Recognising the best of Australian and international design, the Awards have already attracted significant interest from Australia and overseas with innovative projects entered across 10 design disciplines. In celebration of the 60th year of Australia’s oldest and only international design awards, winners will be presented with a new sustainably designed and made Good Design Award winner’s trophy. The new trophy design uses a clever combination of discarded plastic harvested from the ocean and a plant-based bio resin that will be injection moulded into an elegant “Good Design Tick”. Commenting on the new trophy design, Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said, “Designers play a critical role in deciding what material to use and specify when designing and manufacturing products and in many cases, these materials can be harmful to our environment. Our oceans are currently being polluted with single-use plastic with recent studies predicting that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.” “Designers and manufacturers have the choice to use recycled, renewable, bio-based materials that reduce the dependence on fossil fuel based products and materials that will never break down. By utilising sustainably designed materials, the new trophy embodies Good Design Australia’s mission to create a better, safer and more sustainable world, through design.” Dr. Gien went on to say. The 2018 Good Design Award winners will be decided by a jury of leading international design experts including the legendary Hartmut Esslinger, founder of global design firm frog design and one of the early pioneers of industrial design at Apple. Projects will be assessed on three overarching design criteria including: Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact. To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Awards, a number of new awards and initiatives have also been launched to promote the value and importance of design including the Better World Award, Good Design Team of the Year Award and an Indigenous Designer Award, created to recognise and celebrate the important contribution that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers make to Australian design across the spectrum of design disciplines and practice. Alongside the Awards, and celebrating enduring quality design over the past 60 years, is an unprecedented three-day Good Design Showcase Exhibition at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay in Sydney from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May 2018. Forming part of Vivid Sydney, the world's biggest festival of light, music and ideas, this free to the public exhibition will bring together more than 300 award-winning and game-changing designs from 1958 to now. Entries for the 2018 Good Design Awards close at midnight, Monday 19 March 2018. Information on the awards is available and submissions are invited via Good Design Australia’s website: - Ends - Notes to Editors: For further information, interviews and images please contact Rhiannon Broomfield at Articulate on 0410 596 021 or or Freya Lombardo at Articulate 0403 162 220 or Press Pack including imagery can be found here: Good Design Awards Key Dates: 19 March 2018 Entries Close – date extended 26–29 March 2018 Judging Week 12 April 2018 Good Design Award Winners Announced 17 May 2018 Good Design Awards Ceremony, Sydney Opera House 25 to 27 May 2018 Good Design Showcase, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney About Good Design Australia and the Good Design Awards The annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. It is recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program. The Good Design Award accolade, more commonly known as the Good Design Tick, is among the most respected and recognised international design endorsement symbols in the industry. Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world. New Heatstrip Intense outdoor electric heaters from Thermofilm 2018-03-07T21:45:00Z new-heatstrip-intense-outdoor-electric-heaters-from-thermofilm Why sit indoors when you can be cosy and warm outside on even the chilliest of evenings? Thanks to Thermofilm Australia’s brand new Heatstrip outdoor electric heater called Intense, any outdoor area can be enhanced through the addition of silent radiant heat by this new range of portable and fixed heaters. The new and upgraded heaters are ideal for any alfresco areas, spot-heating tables and lounges, restaurants and cafés, beer gardens, balconies and patios, any entertainment areas, smoking zones, workstations and any place people want to relax and enjoy the fresh air. Like all Heatstrip heaters, Intense heaters are also very energy efficient so they are economical to operate due to the special infra-red opaque carbon filament elements. This means there’s no intense glow, just comfortable warmth. The two models in the Intense range include a slimline, portable freestanding unit and a permanent wall or ceiling mounted unit, both corrosion protected and IPX5 rated to prevent water ingress. Suitable for residential and commercial/hospitality locations the key features include: A high-output 2200W heater with new instant heat-up carbon filament elements. Attractive, all-black unit with new hexagonal grill design. In-built wheels for easy portability and storage on the portable unit. An anodised alloy casing and end caps with powder-coated grill. The Intense Heatstrip outdoor heaters will heat an area of nine square metres (9m2) in a outdoor enclosed area or five square metres (5m2) for an exposed outdoor area. When used indoors they heat an area of 14 square metres (14m2). The permanent outdoor model has flexible mounting options with a standard bracket that allows both ceiling and wall mounting, at various angles, as well as suspension by chains or wires and metal rods. An optional flush-mount kit is also available. Because of its high heat output, it is perfect for areas with high ceilings and hard-to-heat indoor and outdoor spaces. The dimensions are 1070 x 120 x 95 mm. An added benefit is that Heatstrip Intense heaters are suitable for fully exposed installations such as courtyards and patios, even in coastal areas, as they don’t need to be fully protected from the elements. The portable model has easy DIY assembly and installation and simply plugs into a normal power point. A concealed power cable ensures its sleek appearance. The Heatstrip Intense THY2200 models come with a two-year residential and one-year commercial warranty. They are available from Bunnings, heating specialists and outdoor lifestyle stores. RRPs are: * Heatstrip Intense portable electric heater: $699 * Heatstrip Intense wall / ceiling mounted electric heater: $499 Ends About Thermofilm Australia: For 30 years Thermofilm Australia has designing and manufacturing innovative, stylish and energy efficient products for the residential, commercial and institutional markets both in Australia and around the world. The Thermofilm range includes the award-winning HEATSTRIP heaters, Bliss indoor and outdoor series, and Envirotouch energy saving timer switches. Thermofilm will continue to maintain its position as a market leader in heating products by listening to its customers and focusing on continuous improvement and innovative product development. Thermofilm has been awarded the "Manufacturer of the Year" by the Victorian Government Manufacturing Hall of Fame. Similarly, the HEATSTRIP® range was awarded the coveted Australian Business Award for Product Value. General enquiries to Tel: 03 9562 3455 and Media enquiries: Issued on behalf of Thermofilm Australia, 17 Johnston Court, Dandenong South VIC 3175 by WMC Public Relations Pty Ltd. Contact Wendy McWilliams on 03 9803 2588. or Greg Trezise, National Sales Manager, Thermofilm Australia. Tel: 03 9562 3455 (switch) or 0402 127 375. To request high res photos please send an email to Wendy McWilliams. Good Design Awards Unveils Renowned International Design Experts for 2018 Jury 2018-02-22T00:56:45Z good-design-awards-unveils-renowned-international-design-experts-for-2018-jury Sydney, Australia: Australia’s prestigious Good Design Awards today unveiled the jury of renowned international and Australian design experts who will decide the winners of the 60th annual Awards to be held on 17 May 2018 at Sydney Opera House. The Awards, Australia’s oldest and only international design awards will showcase the best of Australian and international design. The deadline to enter the Awards is midnight on Friday, 9 March 2018. For the first time ever, the Good Design Awards will be presented at the Sydney Opera House, making this the biggest and most celebrated design event in Australian history. Danish architect Jan Utzon, son of Jørn Utzon who designed the Sydney Opera House will be among special guest presenters at the Awards Ceremony in May. Previous winners of the Good Design Award of the Year include Australian designer Marc Newson for his Economy Class Seat for Qantas (2009); Hollywood Director, James Cameron for the Deepsea Challenger Submarine (2012); the revolutionary Tesla Model S Sedan (2015) and Flow Hive, a game-changing beehive design that produces honey with the turn of a handle (2016). The 2018 Good Design Awards Jury comprises leading international design experts including the legendary Hartmut Esslinger, Founder of global design firm frog design and one of the early pioneers of industrial design at Apple. Esslinger was one of the first industrial designers to work with Apple and Steve Jobs in the early 1990s. Esslinger joins an impressive list of design, engineering and architecture experts representing Atlassian, KPMG, Motorola, Australian Financial Review, Aurecon, Pentagram Design and HASSELL, and other industry leaders, who will spend several days evaluating and debating all entries based on three overarching design criteria including: Good Design, Design Innovation and Design Impact before deciding the winners of the 2018 Good Design Awards. The Good Design Awards 2018 jury list includes: Dr. Hartmut Esslinger, Founder, frog design Cheryl, Vanessa and Gabrielle Manning, Co-Founders, Manning Cartell Stefanie Kubanek, Associate Partner, Pentagram Design, Professor Margaret Petty, Executive Director Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Technology, Sydney Dr. Kourosh Kayvani, Managing Director, Design, Innovation and Eminence, Aurecon Stephen Todd, Design Editor, Australian Financial Review Sally Dominguez, Innovation Catalyst, Adventurous Thinking Group Vince Frost, CEO and Executive Creative Director, Frost* Collective Steve Coster, Managing Director, HASSELL Sally Hill, Managing Director, Wildwon Stephanie Pemberton, Associate Director, Design Thinking, KPMG Australia Bruce Claxton, Professor, Design Management, Savannah College Of Art And Design & former Head of Design, Motorola Georgina Safe, Fashion Writer & Editor Kim Hansen, CEO, Impossible Kasia Wydrowski, Creative Director, K&Co Jo Pretyman, Founder, I-Manifest Dr. Oya Demirbilek, Associate Professor, Industrial Design, UNSW Chris Vanstone, Chief Innovation Officer, The Australian Centre For Social Innovation (TACSI) Terri Winter, Founder and Curator, Top3 By Design Paul Beranger, Automotive Designer Cathy Veninga, CEO, The Designers Institute Of New Zealand Dr. Steve Winnall, Product Development Manager, Baraja Lindy Johnson, Founder & CEO, Lindy Johnson Ian Muir, Managing Director, IDM Design Labs Timothy Horton, Registrar, NSW Architects Registration Board Luciano Papi, Managing Director, Lu Papi And Associates Tim Riches, Group Strategy Director, Principals Lester Miller, Principal And Head Of Mechanical Engineering, IP Solved Ben Crothers, Design Educator, Atlassian Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO, Good Design Australia said, “In our 60th year, the Good Design Awards are privileged to have a remarkable jury of thought-leaders, industry heavyweights and pioneers who are all exceptional in their respective fields. The Jury will be tasked with debating what makes ‘good design’ and which projects will go on to receive the coveted Good Design Award, Good Design Award Best in Class and the prestigious Good Design Award of the Year for 2018.” The Jury will be tasked with debating what makes ‘good design’ and which projects will go on to receive the coveted Good Design Award, Good Design Award Best in Class and the prestigious Good Design Award of the Year for 2018.” pioneers who are all exceptional in their respective fields “2018 is a very important year for Australian design. It marks how far Australia as a nation and a society has come since post-war 1958 when the Industrial Design Council was first created.” “Good Design Australia is launching a number of exciting initiatives to help position design and design-led innovation on the national agenda. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to promote the importance of design in driving better outcomes for the future prosperity of our world.” The Good Design Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of designers across 10 Design Disciplines spanning more than 30 Categories: from the best new products and services on the Australian market; excellence in architectural design; digital and communication design and emerging areas of design including business model innovation, social innovation and design entrepreneurship. As part of the 60th Anniversary year, a number of new awards and initiatives have been launched including new categories for Fashion Design and Engineering Design and new accolades to celebrate the expanding role of design in helping shape a better, safer and more prosperous world. These include the Better World Award, Good Design Team of the Year Award and an Indigenous Designer Award, created to recognise and celebrate the important contribution that Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander designers make to Australian design across the spectrum of design disciplines and practice. The annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. It isrecognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement program. The Good Design Award accolade, more commonly known as the Good Design Tick, is among the most respected and recognised international design endorsement symbols in the industry. Alongside the Awards, and celebrating enduring quality design over the past 60 years, is an unprecedented three-day Good Design Showcase Exhibition at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay in Sydney from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May 2018. Forming part of Vivid Sydney, the world's biggest festival of light, music and ideas, this free to the public exhibition will bring together more than 300 award-winning and game-changing designs from 1958 to now. Entries for the 2018 Good Design Awards close at midnight, Friday 9 March 2018. Information on the awards is available and submissions are invited via Good Design Australia’s website: - Ends - Notes to Editors: For further information, interviews and images please contact Rhiannon Broomfield at Articulate on 0410 596 021 or or Freya Lombardo at Articulate 0403 162 220 or Press Pack including imagery can be found here: Jury Biographies can be found on Good Design Australia’s website: Good Design Awards Key Dates: 9 March 2018 Entries Close 26–29 March 2018 Judging Week 12 April 2018 Good Design Award Winners Announced 17 May 2018 Good Design Awards Ceremony, Sydney Opera House 25 to 27 May 2018 Good Design Showcase, Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney About Good Design Australia and the Good Design Awards Good Design Australia is an international design promotionorganisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards and other signature design events. With a proud history that dates back to 1958, Good Design Australia remains committed to promoting the importance of design to business, industry, government and the general public and the critical role it plays in creating a better, safer and more prosperous world.