It was a year of collaborative projects, smart technology, smart furniture and smart cities – but first and foremost great public spaces that answered their community’s needs. Count down our top six StreetChat stories of 2018, that were most popular with subscribers. 6. Competitions: Win a Drone and Smart Watch StreetChat subscribers contributed some creative entries in both competitions, but there could only be one winner for each. Luke Cox from Phillips Smith Conwell Architects in Brisbane was named the winner of the android smart watch for his acrostic poem entry. Matthew Moore, also from Brisbane but with HASSELL, took home the DJI Spark Mini Drone for his beachside augmented reality Aria. See the gallery of entries. Matthew Moore’s augmented reality Aria, by the sea. 5. Smart Social Spaces Georges River Council and the …
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.
Seven special-edition rainbow Pride Seats, donated by Street Furniture Australia to the Inner West Council to celebrate marriage equality, have now been installed. Each seat recognises a local activist who has advanced LGBTIQ human rights, equity and inclusion. They are found in the suburbs of Newtown, Rozelle, Marrickville, Leichhardt, Summer Hill and Lilyfield. The unveiling … The first rainbow seat, installed in Newtown, was unveiled in an emotional ceremony attended by many of the dedication nominees, their families, friends and the community. Particularly moving speeches were given by the loved ones of those recognised posthumously. Elder Aunty Jenny Thomsen opened the event with thoughts on rainbows as symbols of healing and love, saying the seats will “reflect light out” into the community. “Public art is very important because it expresses who were are as a community …
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