Valen Energy is now offering an off-grid solar powered solution for security systems including CCTV camera installations.

Solar-powered CCTV systems

6 Jul 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Valen Energy is now offering an off-grid solar powered solution for security systems including CCTV camera installations.

MetecnoKasset installed in the Yorkshire Apartments by Hayball.

MetecnoKasset facade first to pass new safety standard

3 Jul 2018

Australian-manufactured facade system MetecnoKasset is the first to pass all criteria of new Australian Standards for exterior walls, which came into effect from March 2018.

Confetti armchairs from Design By Them

Editor’s picks: Favourites from Denfair 2018

20 Jun 2018, Cassie Hansen

Artichoke editor Cassie Hansen’s selection of favourite products from the 2018 Denfair show.

The first New Volumes collection, launched at Denfair 2018, aims to celebrate the monumental nature of Elba.

New Volumes collection celebrates the beauty of Elba stone

18 Jun 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Artedomus has launched a new brand, New Volumes, which explores and “pushes the boundaries” of one natural material: Elba stone.

Zens Wireless Charger from Gunnersen.

Integrated wireless charging for cabinetry and furniture

12 Jun 2018

Australian wood-based panel product distributor Gunnersen has introduced a new integrated wireless charging system for cabinetry and furniture.

Quick Step Intenso.

Quick Step Intenso prefinished timber flooring

11 May 2018

Quick Step has launched a new range of chevron patterns to its timber floor collection.

Australia Towers by Bates Smart.

Breezway’s new secondary glazed louvre system optimizes serenity

4 May 2018

Breezway’s new Altair Dualair Louvre Component System has been designed to offer a thoughtful and high performing secondary glazed louvre system to the commercial market.

Stegbar goes back to black with new monochrome shower screens

Stegbar goes back to black with new monochrome shower screens

20 Apr 2018

Stegbar has capitalized on the current trend for monochrome bathroom fixtures, hardware and accessories with its new Grange Black Showerscreen range.

Tabl by Nick Flutter.

New York-based Australian architect creates adjustable table legs

20 Apr 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Tabl by Australian architect Nick Flutter is a set of adjustable legs that can convert any flat surface into a table.

The Australian Trellis Door Company's FC1 wide panel folding doors, installed at Ferrari's The Star casino showroom.

Trellis security doors secure luxury cars

16 Mar 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Ferrari’s showroom in The Star casino in Sydney is secured by three-metre-high curving trellis security doors by the Australian Trellis Door Company.

The renovated showroom, designed by Design Office, features distinct branded areas.

Cult celebrates 20th anniversary

5 Mar 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

Australian furniture store Cult has celebrated its twenty-year anniversary by unveiling an extension to its Sydney showroom, a stand-alone NAU Gallery, and a new book.

The study's co-researcher and PhD student at RMIT Mohammad Taha.

RMIT researchers develop self-regulating ‘smart window’ technology

28 Feb 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

RMIT researchers have developed a self-modifying coating that could be used to manufacture windows that block heat during summer and retain heat in colder months.

Professor Richard Lunt.

Could transparent solar panels offer a solution to our energy needs?

26 Feb 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

New research by a team of American scientists suggests that transparent solar “panels” applied to existing windows could generate as much energy as rooftop solar units.

The distinct, folded panes of the Laneway House by O’Neill Architecture are beautifully amplified by the use of Taubmans Crisp White on the exterior. The clean, sophisticated hue highlights the entry port’s sculptural blade, and the paint’s satin finish serves as a textural counterbalance to the ground level’s stained ply cladding.

Taubmans paints enhance the ‘seaside vibe’ at the Laneway House by O’Neill Architecture

1 Feb 2018, AAU Products

Architect Justin O’Neill’s home for a young couple in New Farm exemplifies the Brisbane suburb’s current wave of thoughtfully considered infill housing.

Chirp by Nendo for Zens.

The art of everyday objects: Maison&Objet 2018

30 Jan 2018, Linda Cheng

Traditional craft meets nanotechnology in these designs for everyday objects exhibited at Maison&Objet 2018.

Fox by Patrick Norguet for Pedrali.

More highlights from Maison&Objet 2018

26 Jan 2018, Linda Cheng

These designs from Maison&Objet 2018 come in unexpected forms, from shapeshifting lamps to a pixelated washbasin.

Arco collection by Houtique.

Highlights from Maison&Objet 2018

24 Jan 2018, Linda Cheng

Flirty ceiling lights, Dadaism and centuries-long glass making tradition are just some of the highlights at the 2018 Maison&Objet fair in Paris.

The fitout’s vibrant colours were inspired by the clients’ Chinese heritage.

Vibrant Taubmans colours used to create memorable restaurant interior

4 Jan 2018

In Melbourne’s Glen Waverley, Studio Esteta has used rich, vibrant colours to give this cafe and restaurant a memorable and fresh interior.

Scape – Series 1 by Bruce Rowe.

Bruce Rowe introduces new sculptures in boxed sets

15 Dec 2017

Architect and ceramicist Bruce Rowe has created a series of ceramic sculpture forms presented in a limited collection of 100 boxed sets.

Burdett Road by Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (London, UK).

Lightweight brick-look technology arrives in Australia

13 Dec 2017

Distributed exclusively by PGH Bricks and Pavers, Corium facade system is now available in Australia.

Dot Line by Agape.

Agape’s Dot Line rail system is clean, crisp and functional

13 Dec 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Available exclusively through Artedomus, the Dot Line bathroom shelving and accessories range was designed by García Cumini for Agape.

GroupGSA specified the Armawall texture coating system for the external surfaces.

Taubmans durable paints help set new benchmark in student accommodation

7 Dec 2017

In delivering the University of Wollongong’s newest student accommodation called Bangalay, GroupGSA has designed a building more akin to an upscale apartment complex, with high-quality finishes adding durability.

iGuzzini's Laser Blade XS.

iGuzzini’s ‘invisible light source’ named the most groundbreaking light fitting of the year

1 Dec 2017

iGuzzini’s Laser Blade XS, the smallest in the Blade family of superslim luminaires, took home the Interior Luminaire of the Year Award at the 2017 Lux Awards.

VIPP Kitchen concept.

Cult welcomes VIPP

24 Nov 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Cult has recently introduced Danish design brand VIPP to Australia.

Arctic Mosaic (5094) and Granite Mosaic (5095) from the Expona Commercial range.

Polyflor’s Expona Commercial creates ‘inspirational’ commercial spaces

24 Nov 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Polyflor has greatly expanded its Expona line of flooring products with Expona Commercial, a comprehensive range of floor coverings that marry functionality with a dizzying number of colours, patterns and textures.

Paragon Apartments by Sydney-based design practice Turner uses Taubmans paints in a strong colour palette to “spark people’s interest.”

Taubmans brings colour and performance to Paragon Apartments by Turner

23 Nov 2017

The Paragon Apartments by Turner comprises three buildings, the most striking is a thin structure made all the more dynamic through its colourful exterior.

Linea steel cabinets by Planex.

Planex applies scientific precision to office furniture

17 Nov 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Furniture manufacturer Planex has published the first in a series of technical briefs that aim to allow designers to consider environmental factors when furnishing a workplace.

Riyadh Al-Ameri of Deakin University with his medical waste-derived "concrete."

Medical waste to produce durable, sustainable concrete

27 Oct 2017, Josh Harris

A Deakin University project could see thousands of tonnes of medical waste transformed into durable concrete that would be more waterproof than standard concrete.

The San Selmo Smoked collection.

Italian-made bricks for Australian conditions

19 Oct 2017

Drawing on its European heritage, the San Selmo brick range from Austral Bricks offers three new collections to the Australian market.

Vola's production line is based on “lean” principles of manufacturing and each tap is built to order.

Behind the scenes at Vola

6 Oct 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Vola’s factory in Horsens, Denmark, opened its doors to architects, specifiers and media for the 2017 Rising Architecture Week in September.

Ceramic tiles inspired by Le Corbusier’s colour theory come to Australia

Ceramic tiles inspired by Le Corbusier’s colour theory come to Australia

3 Oct 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Artedomus has introduced a suite of ceramic tiles, based on the colour theory developed by French modernist architect Le Corbusier, to Australia.

A living room featuring Dappled Oak flooring from the Affinity Range.

Beauty and performance come together in Polyflor’s Affinity floor vinyl range

22 Sep 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Polyflor has greatly expanded its range timber-look vinyl flooring planks with the Affinity flooring collection.

The raw, carbonated product produced by the MCI Mineral Carbonation Process.

New technology converts carbon emissions into building materials

29 Aug 2017, Patrick Hunn

An Australian start-up has unveiled a pilot plant that converts the carbon dioxide produced by a nearby mine into useable building material.

Breaking Ground Mesa plank carpet tiles in Omo, Lona and Sapo.

Carpets Inter’s new Breaking Ground collection combines high performance and functional aesthetics

25 Aug 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

The Breaking Ground collection of plank carpet tiles by Carpets Inter can be used independently or as coordinates to “landscape” any floor.

Investigator College Senior School by Flightpath Architects.

New Colorbond steel matt finishes created with design versatility in mind

7 Aug 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Available in five colours, the new matt range has been designed to be a versatile part of the architect’s toolkit.

Smeg's Linear collection.

Smeg’s Linear collection celebrates the beauty of white

20 Jul 2017

Smeg has released a collection of induction hobs, gas-on-glass cooktops, ovens, a coffee machine and warming drawer.

BeoSound Shape by Bang and Olufsen.

Bang and Olufsen’s wireless speaker system offers ‘unlimited’ configurations

27 Jun 2017

Bang and Olufsen have released a modular wireless speaker system that can be arranged in any number of ways, allowing for a bespoke look.

Trace designed by Adam Goodrum, available from Tait.

Editor’s picks: Favourites from Denfair 2017

15 Jun 2017, Cassie Hansen

Artichoke editor Cassie Hansen’s selection of favourite products from the 2017 Denfair show.

Club Artichoke at Denfair 2017.

Club Artichoke at Denfair 2017

12 Jun 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

At the heart of this year’s Denfair was Club Artichoke, a space to relax amid a library of Architecture Media publications.

Workshops in full swing at Fisher & Paykel

Fisher and Paykel holds Future Design Workshop

9 Jun 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Fisher and Paykel recently held its Future Design Workshop in its new Experience Centre in Alexandria in Sydney.

The Artesserae mosaic tile range by Artedomus.

Artedomus releases new mosaic tile range in Elba stone

31 May 2017

The first, and to this day only, suppliers of Elba stone in Australia, Artedomus, have released their own range of mosaic tiles in a variety of shapes.