Laufen unveiled a preview of its sleek new composite material in Sydney, in August 2013. The material is SaphirKeramik (or Sapphire Ceramics), the product was the Living Square basin by Stuttgart designer Andreas Dimitriadis/platinumdesign. Largely constituted from natural elements of kaolin, clay, feldspar and quartz sand, SaphirKeramik achieves finer lines and thinner edge radii (around 1-2 millimetres) allowing a more delicate design language as seen in the Living Square basin. Available in Australia in late 2013, the SaphirKeramik range received the Designplus Award by Mess Frankfurt with the German Design Council at the ISH 2013 Bathroom fair, and the 14th Innovation Award for Architecture and Technology. Laufen is available in Australia through Reece.
Intergrain finishes have been used to outstanding effect in this handcrafted, timber-clad interior by Bates Smart, designed as a compelling yet tranquil workplace for an architectural physicist.
Artedomus has introduced the latest tile collection by Feri and Masi, Unique.
Karndean Designflooring has revealed its latest vinyl flooring collection, Kaleidoscope.
Dulux has launched its Dulux World of Colour Series II 2016, introducing more than 500 new colours to its range.
People Oriented Design’s The Least House Necessary workshop challenges assumptions about home design.
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has announced the shortlisted teams in a competition to design the 2017 Architecture Commission.
JCB, Aspect and SJB-designed 20-storey, mixed-use building in Melbourne would be built over an active railway line.
A layered arrangement of volumes and materials gives this new home by Andrew Burges Architects a spatial richness and complexity that balances privacy and outlook.