Australian furniture design

Flynn Talbot, X&Y Light, a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards 2011. From manufacture to retail, to what influences the choices we make, Artichoke’s editor Penny Craswell considers Australia’s burgeoning furniture design scene. In a globalized world where fashion, movies and music reach audiences around the globe at roughly the same time, a […]

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Newman’s Massive City Renaissance Plan

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has unveiled his plans for a city renaissance, starting with the city’s rundown government quarter. The Government plans to sell off several state owned buildings along George Street and William Street to the private sector. Buildings including the Executive Building will be demolished Selling off land and leasing back from private […]

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Jed’s ‘Concert Hall’

Quite unexpectedly we have received so much feedback on Jed’s design since it was posted on Archdaily that we thought it would be great to showcase some more of his recent work. http://www.archdaily.com/238243/can-your-4-year-old-make-google-sketchup-masterpieces/ Thanks to all those that have commented and tweeted messages, we are blown away! This design Jed has called ‘The Concert Hall’. […]

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Meeting Glenn Murcutt

This is a beautiful article written by Peter Robb about his day spent with the famous Australian architect Glenn Murcutt. It’s not everyday that you get such a candid and personal glimpse into the lives of those we look up too. Thanks Peter! Fathers & Sons: Meeting Glenn Murcutt Peter Robb It was a long […]

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Flood Responsive Queenslander

Queensland’s 2011 flood tragedy triggered debate surrounding how we might address housing in flood affected regions. These events have allowed for a plethora of ideas to emerge in the form of a public on-line forum called ‘Flood of Ideas’. www.floodofideas.org.au As described in their bio the ‘Flood of Ideas’ website is a tool for government […]

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4-Room Cottage – Owen and Vokes

There is a beautiful restrained elegance in the work of Brisbane architectural firm Owen and Vokes. Their ‘4-room Cottage’ recently took out ‘House of the Year’ in Brisbane’s Regional Architecture Awards (2012). It is wonderful to see small refined buildings receiving the big gongs in contrast to the normal high-tech mansions that so often feature. What […]

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Work / Life / Work Balance

Words by Andrew Maynard. Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture – May 2nd, 2012 Many women leave the profession due to the difficult combination of poor work cultures, long hours and low pay. But these conditions affect everyone – women and men – as well as the viability of the profession as a whole. Andrew Maynard sets […]

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Q & A 101 – What building work/s do I need a building permit for?

This week we are continuing on with our Q&A regarding some fundamental questions associated with the design and construction process. This post will be addressing the question: What construction works need a building permit? Feel free to also write to us if you need to discuss anything further. COMMON TYPES OF BUILDING WORKS  Additions Additions […]

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