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What are the big ideas influencing the design and architecture worlds across Asia Pacific? This is where we take a step back to think about what is impacting design today. From experimental installations through to think pieces, these are the ideas that will blow your design mind.

Pathways to Compliance: Understanding Cladding and the Requirements of the National Construction Code

In this whitepaper, we identify the compliance pathways provided by the National Construction Code (NCC) and some of the key requirements and testing procedures relevant to building facades and cladding.

Future of the Office: Just One Piece in the Hub-and-Spoke Puzzle

The onset of the pandemic redefined the role of the office space and accelerated the dynamic transformation Australian workplaces had been going through. We sit down with Kirsten Brown, National Insights Manager for Australia and New Zealand at Herman Miller, to talk about why the office of tomorrow will have to work harder to prove effective and why designing a space with fundamental human needs in mind is the best way to future-proof it.

A New Generation in Surfacing: How to Specify Sustainable Sintered Surfaces

In this whitepaper, we take a closer look at sintered stone and its various aesthetic and performance attributes.

Could residential rear laneways be untapped sources of income?

Atelier Andy Carson, in collaboration with HouseLab, has designed an innovative new Concept Space that supports local produce and brings new meaning to the quintessential notion of the garage sale.

The designer’s roadmap for sustainable change

ClarkeHopkinsClarke Interiors Associate Michelle Cavicchiolo and Senior Interior Designer Carmen Jackson share three simple steps for designers looking to amplify their impact in realising sustainable change.

Museums Matter: Culture and the National Economy

Behind the often stunning facades of our museums, art galleries, cultural centres and design precincts reside powerful contributors to the Australian economy – and they don’t show any signs of stopping.

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