Greta Thunberg Named Time Person of the Year 2019: The 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl who inspired a global movement to fight climate change is the youngest person to be chosen by the magazine, in a tradition that began in 1927. “Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school: starting in August 2018, she spent her days camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign painted in black letters on a white background that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: ‘School Strike for Climate’,” Charlotte Alter, Suyin Haynes and Justin Worland write for Time. “In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the U.N., met with the Pope, sparred with the President of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike …
Win A Drone Competition
As only around ten people have entered so far, we have extended the deadline till December 3rd 2018.
To celebrate the launch of our first app, we are giving away a DJI Spark Drone valued at $630. This hi-tech drone will take beautiful footage of your projects in style.
The app, called Build ARIA uses photorealistic Augmented Reality technology to visualise your furniture creation in your office or at the actual project location.
To enter, simply download the app and publish your Aria on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #BuildARIA.
To get the app, search for Build ARIA in the App Store for iPhone and iPad, or scan this QR code:
DJI Spark is a mini drone with intelligent flight control options that will help you film and show off your favourite projects with flair.
It has an on-board camera that shoots stabilised video at 1080p, with the help of a mechanical gimbal. Experiment with different ways of shooting and controlling the drone, including hand gestures and active following functions.
For more information about this exciting prize, visit the DJI Spark website or watch the video below.
We are looking for creative and crazy ideas – for example, specifying Aria in a really clever way, or at an impressive location.
The instructions are below:
The competition will close on Monday December 3rd, 2018, with the winner to be announced via StreetChat on Wednesday December 5th, 2018.
The Build ARIA app is available only on iOS for now, with Android soon to follow.
T&Cs: To be eligible, entries must be posted on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtag #BuildARIA. Judging will be based on creativity in configuring Aria or placing it in an impressive location. As only around ten people have entered so far, we have extended the deadline. Entries will close on Monday December 3, 2018. Winner must live in Australia. Prize will be delivered by Street Furniture Australia to an address in Australia. Winner will be announced on Wednesday December 5, 2018.
We’re pleased to share that the construction of our three ChillOUT Hubs is nearing completion, part of a pilot study for the Australian Government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. ChillOUT Hubs are smart, open-air community spaces. The prototype installations offer people a free, comfortable place to meet, work and play. They also enable asset managers to monitor utilities, visitation and the microclimate. For more information see our article What Is ChillOUT? The official launch will take place in February 2020. The collaborative team of Georges River Council, UNSW and Street Furniture Australia will also host a series of events including a Council Knowledge Exchange, industry hackathon and tours to site. Please register your interest with Tiffany Hoy at firstname.lastname@example.org Here is an update from each site. A Streetscape – Belgrave …
Said to be the largest gathering of landscape architects and allied professionals in the world, the 2019 ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture took place in November. Over four days delegates came together to learn, celebrate and build relationships at the San Diego Convention Center. The Street Furniture Australia team were pleased to introduce US landscape architects to Wood Without Worry, our low-maintenance timber alternative. The Aria modular furniture system and Augmented Reality site furniture app were also on show at a well-attended PPN Explore the Floor talk. For Happy Hour we even served Australian apple cider through our Drinking Fountain, which attracted a curious crowd. Classic Plaza Seat. The Expo team. Cider Fountain at Happy Hour Batlow Apple Cider, all the way from the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, …
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 the Aria Seating System – in situ or from your office – is here, with the Street Furniture Australia Build ARIA app now available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad. Watch the step-by-step guide on how to use the app: To access, search for Build ARIA in the app store, or scan this QR code: The app aims to make specifying and sharing concepts easier and more enjoyable, says Design and Marketing Manager June Lee Boxsell. The latest Augmented Reality (AR), technology is now capable of realistic and accurate virtual renderings that spring to life on your phone or tablet. “When we saw the first …
Street Furniture Australia is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field held 11-14 October at the Gold Coast this year. We summarise our top 7 must-see street furniture events and experiences. Book your festival tickets at the AILA website. 1. The Expanding Field Conference, at HOTA Home of the Arts. Friday October 12 to Saturday October 13. Curated by creative directors TCL, the Expanding Field Conference aims to promote the diversity within landscape architecture practice and its critical role in tackling contemporary challenges. The notion of expansion will be examined through six sessions: Pushing Boundaries; Reimagining Practice; Synergising Technologies; Expanding Territories; Cultivating Cultural Intersections; and Navigating Political Terrain. These topics provide the field of enquiry and will spark discussions on regenerative agriculture, post-colonial design, socio-political advocacy, cultural ecology, economics …
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: As Per Policy Let’s Engage So A Master Samsung Usurps Next Generation Gear Escape Ascending Reality 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 …