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September 22, 2023

“Health precincts are about embracing diversity and a holistic approach”: Ben Rees

Health precincts are complicated, multi-dimensional places to develop, design, deliver and operate, writes Hassell's Ben Rees. So, "how do we balance commercial imperatives with the need to foster connection, community and wellbeing?"

September 15, 2023

Bates Smart comment: Can city-making inform hospital design?

From third spaces to connections with the urban realm, Alison Huynh shares her vision for healthy hospital design.

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American hardwood challenges perceptions in environmentally responsible design

The recent Kurunpa Kunpu collaboration, an exhibition of new furniture pieces realised in American maple, cherry and walnut, puts a spotlight on the resilience of First Nations People as well as the environmental impact of American hardwood species and their role in Australian design.

September 15, 2023

Three highlights as Sydney Design Week 2023 launches

Sydney Design Week 2023, themed 'Amodern' in honour of Bruno Latour, offers a diverse program of over 60 events across the city. We highlight three standout events at the intersection of design, culture and consciousness.

September 14, 2023

HDR comment: A decade of data-driven transformation

In this comment piece by Lin (Leo) Meng, computational design lead at HDR, we hear about the interface of data and design.

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Technogym evolves an ecosystem of wellness: available anywhere, anytime

Industry specialists in providing personalised wellness experiences, Technogym continues to innovate and adapt. This new comprehensive health and fitness platform takes a holistic approach to individual fitness and empowers people to take control of their own wellbeing - at anytime, from anywhere.

September 13, 2023

The latest ‘Whole Of Lifecycle Furniture’ initiatives: In review

In Australia alone, 6.4 per cent of all waste generated comes from furniture and furnishings. In this article, we review today’s most impactful Whole Of Lifecycle Furniture practices.

September 8, 2023

Learning from Saturday Indesign’s Design Discussions

This year’s Saturday Indesign was bigger and better than ever before! Alongside the partying and networking, a series of panel talks on the hot topics in design provided insight and inspiration for the whole day.

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Raw naturalism and the sweet side of American hard maple

Hard maple is an abundant species from the American hardwood forest which is widely underused. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) are endeavouring to recognise hard maple’s true potential in design, particularly as a link between the home and the natural world.

September 8, 2023

Hybridity and acoustics – watch and gain CPD points with this webinar now on demand

How has the role of sound changed in the post-pandemic world? What does the hybrid work model mean for acoustic design? An in-depth session exploring the future of acoustics with Woven Image.

August 25, 2023

A cornucopia of remarkable objects on display at Powerhouse

The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney is showcasing an eye-opening array of artefacts in its newly launched exhibition, 1001 Remarkable Objects. Open now, this collection serves up history on a platter with objects both rare and renowned.

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Super-charged, energised and unexpected: workplace design with Bradhly Le

The idea that the only way is forward isn’t new but it feels particularly current when it comes to the evolution of the commercial workplace. Here, Bradhly Le takes stock of the significant transformation this typography has been going through – and points to adaptable design as one of the essential vehicles for this dynamic shift.

August 23, 2023

Hear from 3XN as Sydney’s “theatre of fish” reaches retail milestone

We spoke to Fred Holt of 3XN Architects about the design of Sydney’s new fish market and an important retail milestone on the way to its completion in 2024.

August 23, 2023

How to boost workplace satisfaction: 5 findings from Hassell research

As the corporate landscape continues to evolve, a recent study by renowned design firm Hassell sheds light on the significant impact of office transformations on employee satisfaction.

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Personal Best: How customer insights delivered a design benchmark

A diverse team of designers developed V-ZUG’s ground-breaking Excellence line, and looked beyond their appliance peers to the automotive, lifestyle and fashion industries to achieve a new standard in individualisation.

August 21, 2023

Meet Sarah Folch, INDE.Awards jurist and technological innovator

2023 INDE.Awards jury member, Sara Folch, is designing for the future where technology, innovation and creativity work together in equal measure for great results.

August 16, 2023

Are these the last days of architecture? Q&A with Gerald Matthews

Gerald Matthews, managing director of Matthews Architects in Adelaide, is an architect willing to engage with the profession's biggest issues. We asked him about AI, architectural education and more.

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