Turning the tables on unsustainable furniture

In the Brisbane suburb of Yeerongpilly flat-pack furniture is being re-imagined.  Here, joiner Ben McGreevy recently launched furniture company Oak and Hide, using Australian Hoop Pine to craft furniture that will be ingeniously flat-packed for delivery but guaranteed to out-live its cheaper flat-packed rivals by decades. McGreevy has abolished the need for allan keys, dowels, fasteners and bolts (which are…

UQ’s advanced engineering building a ‘living building’ showstopper

The University of Queensland’s advanced engineering building is an inspirational showcase of a ‘living building’. Designed by Richard Kirk Architects in partnership with Hassell, the 5 Star Green Star rated building is an award winning demonstration of Australian excellence in environmental architecture. As cars, phones, computers and digital devices are getting smarter, so too should buildings. This was the Architects…

Sustainable Australian wood panels feature in Melbourne Recital Centre

The Melbourne Recital Centre is an acclaimed music destination combining architectural innovation and acoustic perfection within its two performance spaces to showcase the best music, artists and ensembles from around the world. The centre’s interior is lined with striking plywood panels of hoop pine sourced from Responsible Wood-certified plantations in southeast Queensland. The building won the Property Council’s National Award…

Responsible Wood-certified cypress choice for $38m Hobart wharf project

Hobart architects Circa Morris-Nunn set high standards in their selection of wood for their award-winning structures – it must be robust and dense, blend aesthetically with other materials … and carry the highest credentials for certification and sustainability. All this criteria is on vivid display in their design of the $38 million MAC01 hotel complex at Hobart’s Macquarie wharf re-development…