Street Furniture Australia has helped two young architects from CM+ with the design and build of colourful, immersive artworks for Sydney’s annual festival of light, music and ideas. The 23-day festival attracted 2.25 million visitors in 2018, with similar numbers expected for 2019. Vivid Light, a series of sound and light installations, comes to life after dark throughout the city. An enveloping snowflake storm, Let It Snow by Jing Li, and an interactive musical tree, Harmony by Rod Tan, opened to acclaim on Friday May 24 and are set to delight audiences till June 15, 2019. Angus Easthope, industrial designer with Street Furniture Australia and project lead for the Vivid build, shares insights into the design and installation of more than 1.5 tonnes of aluminium and steel for the two …
The Winner of the Drone is …
We are excited to announce the winner of the drone competition is Matthew Moore from Brisbane!
Matthew’s picturesque post on Instagram of our Aria Seat on the beach has made him the proud owner of a DJI Spark Mini:
Thank you to everyone who entered for your Aria augmented reality creations. Some are included below.
The challenge was to design an Aria configuration in the Build Aria app, view it in an interesting location in AR, and post a screenshot on social media using the hashtag #BuildARIA.
Aria at HOTA, Gold Coast, by Tilly Caddy.
Aria at Fingal Head, by Jory Leatch.
Aria at the BMX track, by Hippylife.
Aria in the meeting room and office, by Ingrid Keecheng.
Aria perspective play, by Bec Evans.
Virtually charging with PowerMe, by Four Landscape Studio.
Aria at the lake, playground, pony club and lookout, by Jory Leatch.
Aria in the office, by Emma Judd.
Aria by Emily Schwark.
Aria on the Moon, by Murray Lowndes.
If you would like to experiment with your own Aria creation, the app is available to download for iPhone (later than 6) and iPad.
Search for Build ARIA in the App Store, or scan this QR code:
The Android version is coming soon.
For a tutorial on how to use the app, watch the video below.
Video: How to use the Build Aria app.
Street Furniture Australia is launching a new Integrated Management System to include ISO certifications in quality, OH&S, sustainability and the environment. The system certified by QAS International is designed to meet the requirements of PAS99:2012 including Quality Management ISO 9001:2015, Environmental Management ISO 14001:2015, and OH&S Management ISO 45001:2018 and AS/NZS 4801:2001. The certification will further strengthen our program of continuous improvement, says Christopher Morgan, Street Furniture Australia Operations Manager, with 24 small audits leading up to the annual audit in 12 months’ time. “It’s not a rubber stamp that’s awarded once, it’s a system you need to continuously upgrade and improve,” he says. The three months of work leading up to the certification has brought the entire team closer, he tells StreetChat. “ISO is a great process as it …
A guide to surveillance in the city: Google sister company Sidewalk Labs has created a system of urban signage that reveals the technologies it is using to track people in public spaces. The signs are intended to be a visual representation of the privacy policies the company is developing to go along with its data collection technology. While the project goes some way to address privacy concerns around data collection, there’s still no way for people to opt out of being tracked in public. The signage is being trialled in Toronto, Canada, but could be taken up in other cities. To find out more about the signage design, purpose and placement, see the article by Fast Company. Controversial designs for new Notre-Dame spire: The redesign of the upper levels of …