With so much happening at the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture coming up in October at the Gold Coast, here are our top 7 must-see street furniture events and experiences. 1. The Expanding Field Conference, at HOTA Home of the Arts. Friday October 12 to Saturday October 13. The Expanding Field Conference aims to promote the diversity within landscape architecture practice and promote its critical role in tackling contemporary challenges. The program will identify progressive avenues of enquiry, discover new territory for design and inspire innovative practice. The conference is held at the Home of the Arts, an award-winning space at this year’s Queensland AILA Awards in the Civic Landscape Architecture and Excellence in Tourism categories. The $37.5 million precinct rolls over 17 hectares including 3000 square metres of parkland, designed by …
The Smart Watch Winner Is …
We are excited to announce the winner of the Smart Watch competition is Luke Cox!
Luke is from Phillips Smith Conwell Architects in Brisbane.
We enjoyed his acrostic poem entry, which has made him the proud owner of a Samsung Gear S3 Classic:
There were many creative and funny entries to choose from, so thank you to all who participated. We wish you all high step counts and sleek design wherever you go!
Apple vs Samsung
Of more than 200 entries, around 60 per cent said the Apple Watch Series 3 was their favourite of the two models – with plenty of shade being thrown on both sides.
Some hedged their bets by entering twice and nominating both the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear!
As a group you valued style, ease of use, compatibility and function. Some were clear fans of the Apple ecosystem, others preferred the more traditional face and hands of the Samsung design.
A special mention to Adam from Inspiring Place, whose entry transported us to beautiful places and healthier workdays:
“Apple Watch enables tracking for my daily cycling to work, switching over to record my lunchtime runs along the foothills of Kunyani. Its waterproof seal is ideal for regular swims along Howrah beach.”
Special mentions and thanks also to Col, Michael and Alan, for your kind words:
“Apple Watch Series 3 of course. So, smart city? Yes. Smart watch? Yes. Now just need to work on the smart me, however with the help of Street Furniture Australia smart furniture like the Aria Smart Bench with PowerMe and Escola Smart Bin prototypes, I can be certain I’m on my way when in and around the city.” – Col
“The new smart watches are exactly like Street Furniture Australia. Advancing with technology and improving products every year.” – Michael
“The Samsung Gear S3 Classic oozes sleekness and sophistication. It is also highly adaptable, very much like SFA’s range we frequently use in our projects!” – Alan
We have some exciting new smart product launches coming up in October 2018, alongside the International Festival of Landscape Architecture, and are looking forward to sharing those with you via StreetChat.
Starts October 11, 2018. Our Win A Drone Competition for iPhone and iPad users of our Augmented Reality App is set to go live on October 11, with the opening of the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. The app is a new way to envision and experiment with configuring street furniture in photo-realistic augmented reality, or AR – in situ or from your office, via a tablet or phone. Use the app to drag and drop components from our Aria Seating System – a kit of parts including seats, benches, backrests, arms, PowerMe Tables and connector modules – to create tailored settings. The winner of the competition will receive a DJI Spark drone in Alpine White, with controller, valued at around $630. Spark is a mini drone with intelligent flight control options that will help …
Get ready for our Win A Drone Competition in October 2018 for a chance to win a DJI Spark drone valued at around $630, with our new Augmented Reality App. What if you could stand onsite at your next project and explore how furniture could be placed, with your phone? A new way to envision and experiment with configuring street furniture – in situ or from your office – is almost here, with the Street Furniture Australia AR app to hit the Apple Store in October. The new Aria Seating System – a kit of parts that allows you to drag and drop seats, benches, backrests, arms, PowerMe Tables and connector modules to create tailored settings – will be loaded into the app, ready for launch at the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Select the form, materials, …
Thank you to everyone who entered! See the winner of the smart watch, and the battle of the brands, in this StreetChat article. Equip yourself for a smart city with a smart watch. Get ready to go hands-free and enhance your smartphone with a clever wearable. The technology is maturing fast, with new apps and upgrades appearing all the time. Benefits include checking notifications in meetings without taking out your phone. Track your fitness and health. Play music. Pay on the go. Use navigation apps on foot, hands-free. Set a smart alarm to wake you up in light sleep. Tell the time. Oh, and look cool. One lucky StreetChat subscriber will receive a smart watch, your choice of Apple or Android, valued at up to $600. Will it be the Apple Watch Series 3, …