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Hassell’s Richard Mullane on the future of urban design

Hassell’s Richard Mullane on the future of urban design

Taking up the reigns of Managing Principal for Hassell’s Melbourne Studio, Richard Mullane says: “We plan to build a more inclusive, sustainable future for communities – and create a more socially and ecologically resilient world.”

Sustainability Awards entries open and ready to make history

Sustainability Awards entries open and ready to make history

It’s not just history we will be celebrating at the 2022 Sustainability Awards, but the future as well. Projects that can show long-term sustainability will be recognised this year. Branko Miletic reports.

Cabin designs that immerse you in nature

Cabin designs that immerse you in nature

Weaving through Victoria’s Grampians (Gariwerd) wilderness is this series of hiking camps and cabins that blend with the pristine natural beauty around them.

Woven Image adds carbon offsetting to EchoPanel’s sustainability agenda

Woven Image adds carbon offsetting to EchoPanel’s sustainability agenda

Building on its commitment to environmental sustainability, Woven Image is offsetting the embodied carbon emissions of its leading sustainably-focused PET acoustic panel EchoPanel® to zero from January 2022.

The path to true sustainability with Smart Design Studio and Verosol

The path to true sustainability with Smart Design Studio and Verosol

As Smart Design Studio can attest, achieving sustainability is no easy task. It involves ambition, true commitment and choosing products like performance blinds from Verosol.

“Architecture, like food, benefits greatly when we slow the process down,” writes Koichi Takada

“Architecture, like food, benefits greatly when we slow the process down,” writes Koichi Takada

Every decision we make as architects and designers from the very first moments of project conception has carbon consequences.

This Tassie office is softened and warmed with local oak

This Tassie office is softened and warmed with local oak

Cumulus develops a sustainable office with a small footprint in Hobart for an environmentally focussed client.

Sculptural simplicity, inspired by Brancusi

Sculptural simplicity, inspired by Brancusi

Inspired by the sculptural modernist works of Brancusi, Deadly Ponies Armadale is a humble yet intriguing store, subtly hidden behind steel mesh curtains.

MCX Interior lets water guide its fluid design for Hogan Lovells’ Beijing office

MCX Interior lets water guide its fluid design for Hogan Lovells’ Beijing office

Inspired by water, the new Hogan Lovells office in Beijing supports fluid ways of working, while bringing people together in an inviting space. Designed by MCX Interior, the workspace sets a new standard in China’s capital city.

The proof is in the project – how four people are making sustainable change

The proof is in the project – how four people are making sustainable change

There’s no time like now to celebrate the nation’s best advocates and aficionados of sustainable design. We take a look at the winners of the Sustainability Awards 2021 – and everything they’re doing to champion change in the industry.

These beautiful objects are made from waste

These beautiful objects are made from waste

Waste not want not! These bold and innovative creators are designing objects and fashion using waste as their starting point.

How Stormtech achieved GreenTag ratings for three product ranges

How Stormtech achieved GreenTag ratings for three product ranges

Alongside voluntary commitments to encourage PVC recycling, Stormtech is a world leader for GreenTag certifications, making it a prime example of a business that is continually driving sustainability throughout the manufacturing process.

Life saving design by Herman Miller

Life saving design by Herman Miller

Actions speak louder than words, as Herman Miller sets a new agenda for sustainability, advocating for the health of our oceans.

The rogue design force of the commercial carpet category

The rogue design force of the commercial carpet category

A Melbourne street artist’s exhibition, RONE In Geelong, has become a testament to the creative potential of GH Commercial’s new Designer Jet® flooring – a commercial carpet that gives designers carte blanche.

How to balance people, planet and profit

How to balance people, planet and profit

When it comes to designing and operating in a design-conscious manner, there are plenty of ways to go about it. V-ZUG’s head of sustainability breaks it down for us.

Oku Space rises from the ashes of Melbourne’s lockdowns

Oku Space rises from the ashes of Melbourne’s lockdowns

When two expert craftsmen join forces there can only be one result, fabulous design with a great future.

10 times design ingenuity made the economy go ’round

10 times design ingenuity made the economy go ’round

From green ceramics to compostable cling-wrap – these ingenious, sustainable products and services are making our circular economy go ’round.

How to talk (constructively) about sustainable design

How to talk (constructively) about sustainable design

Rachael Bernstone distills her 18 years’ worth of wisdom on architecture and sustainable design down to 5 pertinent steps that architects and design practices can action now.

Cult’s environmentally conscious Considered Collection

Cult’s environmentally conscious Considered Collection

Residing within three different credentials – sustainable materials, sustainable manufacturing or ethical production, Cult’s new range does their bit for the Earth while looking sensational.

How the Manerba sisters make the workplace go ’round

How the Manerba sisters make the workplace go ’round

In today’s workplace where social and activity-based work spaces take precedence, Elisa and Grazia Manerba are curators of ‘exchange’.

Cult joins the circular economy with sustainability initiative

Cult joins the circular economy with sustainability initiative

In the fight for sustainability, Cult Design has announced the launch of its in-house initiative, Cultivated, which offers buy back, refurbishment and recycling services for well-loved items of authentic design.

A conscious design collection for the design conscious

A conscious design collection for the design conscious

The new Ellipse collection from Armadillo, designed in collaboration with House of Grey, is a conscious design collection for the design conscious that puts sustainability and wellbeing at its core.

This sustainable office begets the phrase ‘waste not, want not’

This sustainable office begets the phrase ‘waste not, want not’

True or false: it’s possible to design and execute a contemporary office fitout that is equal parts thrifty, sustainable and stylish?

Sustaining the future in more ways than one

Sustaining the future in more ways than one

It’s not only aesthetically beautiful and innovative but the latest project from ZED Lab embraces the ideas of sustainable design with gusto.

Engaging in sustainability in hotel design

Engaging in sustainability in hotel design

Capable of encouraging deep engagement between people and place, sustainable design is an opportunity that ought to be urgently harnessed in hotel design. Leading the way, some architects and designers are doing just that.

Carbon Neutral to Carbon Negative – The Steelcase Initiative

Carbon Neutral to Carbon Negative – The Steelcase Initiative

Leading an agenda of change, Steelcase has released plans that will help ensure sustainability for the company and the planet with a firm focus on the future.

Good times ahead with the Decade chair

Good times ahead with the Decade chair

After two years in the making, we welcome Decade by Blu Dot: the timeless plastic chair that is here to stay for a good, long time.

Long live the legacy of Arne Jacobson, via VOLA

Long live the legacy of Arne Jacobson, via VOLA

As an architect, Arne Jacobson was renowned for leaving nothing to chance. He designed every detail of his projects, right down to the taps. Today, his legacy lives on in VOLA.

Headlands: An endless adventure

Headlands: An endless adventure

Australian owned and operated brand, Above Left presents Headlands with EcoSoft by Carpets Inter; an extraordinary collection where nature perfectly balances two worlds.

Adding a splash of colour to the Upstream carpet collection

Adding a splash of colour to the Upstream carpet collection

The sustainable and beautiful Upstream carpet collection from Carpets Inter has grown with the addition of EBB Wash, highlighting the benefits of this unique material.

Pedrali and the importance of sustainable design

Pedrali and the importance of sustainable design

As the design community evolves and changes, sustainable design has become an increasingly vital part of the design process. For Pedrali, this is already standard practice.

Design for the next generation

Design for the next generation

There has never been a more pressing time for architecture and design to save us than now. In an era of catastrophic environmental lows, a generation of a new age of sustainability is emerging and is ready to disrupt our ‘new normal.’

What defines Australian bathroom design?

What defines Australian bathroom design?

Australian bathroom design has evolved over the years, taking cues from Europe, but largely being informed by a context that is unmistakeably Australian.

A family affair: A collection close to home

A family affair: A collection close to home

This two-part series delves into the collaborative creative process behind Caroma’s new collection, Elvire. In partnership with Evostyle, we speak to Luke Ommundson on how the new Elvire Collection brings a fresh new perspective for bathroom spaces.

From outhouse to inner sanctuary: The changing nature of bathroom design

From outhouse to inner sanctuary: The changing nature of bathroom design

The humble bathroom has transformed from outhouse status to become a valued extension of our living spaces – a safe haven of luxury and refined self-expression.

How EcoSoft flooring is saving the ocean one project at a time

How EcoSoft flooring is saving the ocean one project at a time

Ecosoft carpet tiles are more than just a comfortable, aesthetic solution for your flooring needs. Through advanced recycling techniques, the brand is looking to remove one billion discarded plastic bottles from landfills and oceans across the globe.

Indesign In Focus: Sustainable Design

Indesign In Focus: Sustainable Design

As designers, we are responsible for building and creating. But how can we design thoughtfully without waste? This weeks’ Indesign In Focus combines a list of sustainably designed products and accessories.

All aboard! Interface’s new Sydney HQ transforms a heritage-listed railway building

All aboard! Interface’s new Sydney HQ transforms a heritage-listed railway building

After taking +Positive Spaces around the world, Interface is designing the change it wants to see in the world in its new headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

A New, Tactile And Colourful Dimension From Woven Image

A New, Tactile And Colourful Dimension From Woven Image

Introducing Dimensional Connections, a collection of wall panels and textiles that promote connectivity and comfort from interior finishes brand, Woven Image.

How sustainable is local fashion and design?

How sustainable is local fashion and design?

Featuring Ross Gardam, Holly Ryan and speakers from Arnsdorf and Sussex Taps, the VAMFF panel discussion explored environmental best practice across industrial design, handcrafted jewellery, and fashion.

Indesign Luminary: David Trubridge

Indesign Luminary: David Trubridge

Mercurial seems too mild a word to describe David Trubridge who has changed the face of design in New Zealand.