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Green architecture – Junction House, Melbourne

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments29 November 2013

junction-house-melbourne-1Situated in west Melbourne, the Junction House project required town planning due to the small lot size and its narrow northern frontage site. To overcome these issues, the architects decided to raise both the living areas and the mass of the building up. Aside being cleverly built, the house features various sustainable solutions which make… »

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Kalgoorlie eucalyptus trees absorb and store gold in leaves

By Maja Bosanac
26 October 2013

eucalyptus-leaves-gold-1Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) researchers have discovered that eucalyptus trees in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia are absorbing gold particles from the earth via their root system and depositing it in their leaves and branches. This discovery could provide an opportunity for a more cost effective and environmentally friendly mineral exploration… »

Robotics»

Aussies developing small flying robots for agriculture

By Damir Beciri
10 November 2011

peter-corke-robotWe already published a fair share of articles regarding flying robots, but the robotics team at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) recently got a grant to develop a couple of interesting robots. They are developing a low-cost flying robot that could be used to inspect the hard to reach places, as well as a… »

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Green architecture – Advanced Technologies Centre, Australia

By Rob Aid
One Comment7 March 2011

advanced-technologies-centre-building-1Advanced Technologies Centre (ATC) is open for research and teaching at Swinburne University of Technology’s Hawthorn campus. Aside the building’s transparency and interesting design, the ATC has achieved a 5 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, which evaluates buildings on their environmental design and performance. Located… »

Tech»

Wind Explorer wind-powered car traveled across Australia

By Rob Aid
5 Comments16 February 2011

evonik-wind-explorerThe Wind Explorer is a lightweight electrically-, wind- and kite-powered vehicle all in one. It might seem as a concept, but it already exists and it is on its route across the Australian continent. With extreme efficiency, the Wind Explorer combines technologies that are available today, but neither sensibly nor fully utilized. The wind explorer… »

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Green architecture – Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia

By Damir Beciri
1 February 2011

wolgan-valley-resort-and-spa-1Emirates’ Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range and borders the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, a region renowned for its unique landscape and natural diversity. Aside the beauty of nature surrounding Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, the luxury accommodations designed by are carbon neutral and feature various features of… »

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Green architecture – Surry Hills Library and Community Centre

By Damir Beciri
1 November 2010

surry-hills-library-and-community-centre-1The first Surry Hills library and community facility built in 1956, was a small and modest building. The new Surry Hills Library and Community Centre has been designed to achieve excellence in sustainable design and set new benchmarks in environmental performance for multi-purpose public buildings. Designed by FJMT architects, headed by Richard Francis-Jones, it’s an… »