Last october, Jan Henderson was at WAF 2014. She spoke to some of the most exciting Australian architects around.

    Nik Karalis is the Global Design director at Woods Bagot. Jan Henderson spoke to him about his latest projects in Australia, Australia’s forefront position in Architecture and how he defines architectural beauty.

    Watch the full story, here.

    Michael Heenan is Allen Jack+Cottier’s CEO, a Principal of the company. Jan Henderson caught up with Michael at the festival to speak about his expansion into Asia, and what future projects he finds most exciting.

    Watch the full episode, here.

    Rob Backhouse of Hassells, James Grose of BVN, Perry Lethlean of TCL and of course Neri & Hu round out our extensive coverage.

  2. New Sustainability Book launched

    A new book entitled How To Rethink Building Materials, Creating ecological housing, has been launched recently in Sydney. The book is the work of building designer and author Dick Clarke.

     Dick Clarke is the principal designer of Envirotecture based in Sydney. Dick is an Accredited Building Designer with over 35 years experience, focusing exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings.

     Emine Mehmet caught up with Dick ahead of his book launch, “How to Rethink Building Materials” to talk about this philosophy behind the book and his actions aimed at changing the current building climate in Australia.

    That story is HERE.


    The Salone del Mobile Milano, otherwise known as the Milan Design Fair has wound up recently and our intrepid editor Jan Henderson is home with a collection of stunning video of major showrooms including Moooi, Fritz Hansen, Kvadrat, Foscarini, Magis, and more.

    Together with in-depth interviews with Oki Sato of Nendo, Giulio Iacchetti of Alessi and Australian ex-pat Brodie Neill, plus Aussie designer Alex Kashin. Filmed on location in Milan, Italy

    Part One, The Showrooms, now available HERE. Part Two, internationally renowned designer Oki Sato of Nendo, is HERE. Part Three, Alex Kashin at Valcucine is HERE.

    Part Four, Giulio Iacchetti of Alessi, now HERE.



    Sustainability driven innovation – this is the driving force behind Valcucine, the revolutionary Italian kitchen artisans who, for over 30 years, have been turning the world of kitchen design and manufacturing on its head.

    Acclaimed for their cutting-edge design, unprecedented ergonomics and superior engineering, Valcucine have also brought sustainability and environmental respect to the fore of kitchen manufacture. With care and passion for recyclability, reusability and material reduction, Valcucine kitchens are testament to the fact that eco-friendly solutions can exist side-by-side with quality, technology and elegance.

    Valcucine is available in Australia through Rogerseller.

  2. MEP Films Enerlogic

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    EnerLogic Window Films are a revolutionary glass insulation coating transforming poorly insulated windows into highly energy efficient windows. EnerLogic energy efficient window films have the same thermal performance to that of double-glazing, but at a significantly lower cost to glass replacement.

    With its low cost, high return technology and reduced annual energy consumption, EnerLogic is way ahead of standard window films. It has made them virtually redundant.

  3. Billi at Aurecon

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    The Aurecon Building in Melbourne’s Docklands features some leading edge technology including energy management, automated lighting controls, access flooring systems and state-of-the-art kitchen facilities. With an emphasis on staff amenity and user comfort, Aurecon’s Technical Director Peter Mathieson put considerable thought and consultation into the design of the technology in his base building and in his tenancy.

    Billi underbench water heating and cooling units were specified throughout the building, 13 units in kitchens on every level. Here Peter talks about why Billi was the obvious choice for Aurecon’s technically sophisticated fit-out.