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The School of Sustainable Development is regarded as one of the greenest education buildings in the world.

Bond University Mirvac School of Sustainable Development

When the planning and design of the Bond University Mirvac School of Sustainable Development began in April 2006, there was no rating tool available in the market to guide the University’s aim for a ‘world’s best practice’ sustainable building.

The garden stays green without wasting water, thanks to thrifty irrigation with rainwater and grey water.

What followed was a series of intensive workshops with the architects and engineers working towards a vision of what was wanted out of the building and the best possible location for the building on campus... more



Bamboo Architecture

Kontum Indochine Wedding Restaurant by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Bamboo "will replace other materials" in architecture says Vo Trong Nghia. Bamboo architects: bamboo is the "green steel of the 21st century," according to Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia, one of the leading exponents of bamboo architecture (+ interview + slideshow). Dezeen spoke to Nghia as part of a series of articles about bamboo architecture we're running this week, following a surge in the number of projects employing the material... more

Wind and Water Bar by Vo Trong Nghia Architects


Penda's modular bamboo hotel could be expanded horizontally and vertically Design collective Penda has developed a concept for a flexible, portable hotel made from rods of bamboo, designed to bring guests closer to nature (+ movie).

One With The Birds by Penda

One With the Birds was developed by Penda – a design collective based in Vienna and Beijing – for the AIM Legend of the Tent competition in China, which challenged architects to develop low-impact tent-themed hotels offering a closer connection with the outdoors... more

New Product Showcase

Contrarian Metal Resource
InvariMatte® is a non-directional, low gloss, uniformly textured stainless steel finish designed for use in architectural applications.

The Solar Awning Blind is an innovative product equipped with an intelligent auto-run system which activates depending on the level of insolation.

Kleer Decking
Beautiful, lighter weight, easier to install, scratch, stain and fade resistant, durable

Air Concepts
Distinctive air distribution products, diffusers, louvers, nozzles, and registers for HVAC systems.
The Modern Fan
Our products celebrate the modern idiom through mechanical simplification, geometric forms and contemporary finishes.

ALKEMI recycled surfacing materials are certified by Scientific Certification Systems
Diamond Spas
With the bathroom being the second most popular room in the house to remodel after the kitchen, here are the the top trends we are seeing in 2014!
Nathan Allan Glass Studios
"Visible from both sides, Echo glass has reverberations seen against its backdrop, creating a subtle synergy for partitions. "
Open Sesame
At the touch of a button, the Open Sesame automatic door opener gives complete independence.
K2 Stone
Castle Rock Ledge Stone Veneer
Krieger Specialty Products
Krieger Specialty Products: Success Stories: San Francisco Conservatory of Music

La Cantina Doors
Offered with the Aluminum Thermally Controlled system, the enhanced weather and safety features for air, wind, water and impact.

Outdoor kitchen cabinetry advanced design to provide the storage and organization needed to complement the outdoor kitchen.

Thomas Steele
The exclusive Ashton™ table will compliment any outdoor space with form and function.

Stevens Industries
For more than 50 years, we have manufactured a full-line of quality laminated products, from panels to furniture and cabinets.



HR Giger
(1940 - 2014)
"There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you
look for it"

HR Giger, the Swiss artist and designer who inspired and helped craft the visuals for the Ridley Scott film Alien, has died at the age of 74.


Although he studied architecture and industrial design in Zurich, Giger never entered the profession, but used his spatial know-how to help design dark interiors in both the real and... more


Randall Stout
(1958 - 2014)

"He believed, as many great architects do, in architecture as a spiritual calling, not just a profession" Marcy Goodwin, Planner.



Randall Stout, an environmentally sensitive architect who earned a national reputation for designing dynamically shaped regional museums, mostly in his native South, died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 56... more

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