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 …
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.
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 …
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 …