The Total Facilities 2015 show was a great showcase of innovative new building products and services that while targeted at building managers, should also be of interest to building designers.

    Innovation comes in many forms and often needs careful attention to each exhibitors stand to distill the best and most relevant, but we’ve taken a lot of the leg-work out of it for designers this year in our Innovators report, hosted by Executive Producer and ArchiTel founder Ron Brown. Stands from major players such as 3M, SecureCorp and Sydney University School of Architecture all feature innovative new products that range from anti-slip floor treatments to indoor environment quality monitoring systems, while Airius, Keystone and Clevertronics offer air management systems, remedial building services and environmentally sound emergency lighting. Finally Unlimited Water have entered the market with a stunning new tap system with an ingenious built-in safety feature. Check it out HERE.


    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.

  3. 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.

  1. Eura Water

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    The Eura range of filtered water systems are an internationally proven performer, and are a water system that Eura Water have meticulously perfected over the last 4 years. The company is excited to announce that with the launch of the Eura Water brand there has been the unveiling of an all NEW instant boiling/chilled water tap. The tap is an architecturally inspired stylish brushed stainless steel tap which like all Eura systems has been purposefully engineered to be uncomplicated without the unnecessary electronics making it both ultra-reliable, functional and incredibly stylish.



    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.

  3. 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.