Could 3D printing be an answer to the global housing crisis?

  Tiny home in Austin made with 3D printer at SXSW, courtesy of New Story and ICON   The Jetsons cartoon series promised vacuuming robots and flying cars. Life in the space age was almost...

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Glow in the Dark

Used in London’s Underground and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Ecoglo hybrid exit sign is an emergency exit sign designed to be used in and around buildings. The product answers the cry of builders, architects, designers, building owners and managers, and those...

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Duotherm

  Duotherm is a warm roof system, consisting of waterproof membranes over a thermal insulation board that can be applied to metal, plywood or concrete roofing. This architecturally designed solution has been created for high-end residential and commercial...

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Tall Timber for Airport Terminals

Bangkok is undergoing a development boom and international architects are partnering with local firms, delivering dramatic statements in the process. The latest project to be announced is Terminal 2 at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. State-owned Airports of...

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Women in Architecture Awards

Now in its eighth year, the Women in Architecture campaign is an initiative of Architects Journal and The Architectural Review. It combines an annual survey, a partner programme and a series of events and awards that promote role models for young women in...

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Mirror Mirror

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. Dutch design practice MVRDV has completed a white and gold entertainment complex, ‘The Imprint’, next to South Korea's Incheon Airport, with facades that blend in elements from neighbouring buildings. MVRDV is a...

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If you build it they will come

Helsinki’s art and design community has spent most of the current decade divided over plans for building a blockbuster cultural attraction. Two radically different models were provided, one promising an American-style strut and the other a quieter indigenous...

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Help From Firth EnviroBlend® Pushes Daisy Up To Ten!

It’s just a few years since New Zealand’s first 10 Homestar rated house was completed in Christchurch. Ockham Residential has just matched this best practice rating for its recently opened Daisy apartment building in Auckland’s Mt Eden. Initially appraised with a 9...

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Black Beauty

The Marley Stratus Design Series® represents a new generation of uPVC designer spouting and downpipe systems. Available in Black, Ironsand®, Grey Friars®, and two metallic colours – Titanium and Copper, the Stratus Design Series® is winning passionate enthusiasts...

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The Blind Side

With four decades of delivering shade solutions to a variety of commercial and residential developments and meeting the exacting demands of complex installations, SP Blinds is now providing automation options to meet 21st century needs. SP Blinds caters for commercial...

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TimberLab – Speed, Precision and Accuracy

With a stack of awards and many prestigious international projects completed, TimberLab continues to garner attention. Speed, precision and great accuracy are hallmarks of its work and TimberLab’s ability to satisfy growing demand has gone up another notch with the...

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Getting Ready for Disruption in the Building Sector

Getting Ready for Disruption in the Building Sector An international perspective    No-one in New Zealand seems ready to publicly call prefabrication the ‘Silver Bullet’ to solve our building issues, but news around the world suggests that the investment...

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Southern beauty restored with Gerard

An historic Dunedin home is well on its way towards a stunning restoration, after having its original terracotta tile roof upgraded with Gerard pressed steel. Large enough to have been split into four flats, the 112 year old brick beauty comes with its own rich...

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Red Planet Rendezvous

A new space race is underway, and the initial froth and bubble has given way to action. Although it will be a long time before we hear that MarsOne has “cleared the tower”, serious preparations are underway. Elon Musk and his company SpaceX plan to put a...

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