An innovative facade system is a key feature of the newest office tower in Sydney, at 200 George Street. Using three layers of glazing, and a servo-motor controlled system of timber louvres, the facde controls heat and glare automatically, responding to the movement of the sun and to shadows cast by adjacent buildings throughout the day. Designed by FJMT, the building opened officially on June 22nd. Our report coming soon.
Our new series this year is Australian Architects Working Overseas. We have lined up a number of our most successful architects to chat, including former AIA president Robert Caulfield, Karl Fender and Dylan Brady of Decibel. As the year progresses we will extend the series. Architects with good stories are welcome to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ArchiTel have recently decided to research and produce a feature length documentary on the life and work of legendary Australian architect, writer, broadcaster and critic Robin Boyd, at the invitation of the Robin Boyd Foundation.
ArchiTel Executive Producer Ron Brown talks to Tony Lee, CEO at the Robin Boyd Foundation, in Boyd’s Walsh Street South Yarra home about the project.
Buying a mattress used to be a simple decision or foam or spring. Now, however, mattress technology has come long way. You can choose to go for Coil Springs, Pocket coils, Air suspension pocket springs, Foam, Pillow, Latex or Gel topped; the list goes on. Some mattresses can also get very expensive as you go for newer technologies.
Swan Bedding, a new Australian owned business, has taken on the challenge of manufacturing high quality mattresses at reasonable prices. ArchiTel takes a look at what makes these mattresses so special and talks to the store owners who sell them .
Producer: Ron Brown
Camera: Ron Brown
Editor: Joel Loxton
Cotswold Furniture have proudly sponsored the ArchiTel coverage of the recent Maison et Object design show in Paris, an extensive display of all the best in French and European design and manufacture.
Cotswold, as suppliers of Fermob in Australia, are leading furniture wholesalers and retailers. Many of their valued clients are from the trade industry. This includes interior designers, architects, landscapers, builders, schools, public spaces, aged care facilities and of course the many areas of the hospitality industry. If you are a trade customer and have not bought from Cotswold before, please contact them for a New Trade Client Form, here: www.cotswoldfurniture.com.au
Kingspan Insulation have just commissioned ArchiTel.tv to create a new video looking at the recently opened Frank Gehry designed building at the University of Technology Sydney. Featuring an interview with local Gehry partners, Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke’s Daniel Beekwilder, on the design issues, buildability and sustainable aspects, the story will be a unique view of this groundbreaking project. Stay tuned next month for our coverage.