Street Furniture Australia, as a corporate partner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), supports the declaration of a Climate and Biodiversity Loss Emergency. The company plans to set ambitious new targets, to be announced in 2020, alongside ongoing environmental efforts. “Street Furniture Australia is wholeheartedly behind this visionary step from AILA, in taking a leadership role to accelerate action against climate change in our industry,” says Co-Founder and Director Bill Morrison. “We are putting together a list of strong targets, informed by sustainability experts, to ensure immediate and effective action. “We hope to collaborate with AILA, AILA members, our customers and suppliers, and other AILA corporate partners, to see where joint efforts can make large impacts.” Street Furniture Australia will continue to: Maintain an Integrated Management System including …
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.
The AILA Festival, more officially known as the International Festival of Landscape Architecture, is our favourite event of the year. Every year the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) works to deliver memorable experiences for its members through four days of discovery, knowledge exchange and opportunities to connect with design, nature and public realm experts. This year’s theme, The Square and the Park, carefully curated by Cassandra Chilton (Rush Wright Associates), Jillian Waliss (University of Melbourne) and Kirsten Bauer (ASPECT Studios), will explore how we conceive, design, fund, construct and manage urban open space in our contemporary context. Street Furniture Australia proudly sponsors our sixth annual festival, which will run from 10-13 October in Melbourne. Here are some must-see events and experiences. Book your tickets at the AILA website. 1. …
Timber? Aluminium? The answer may surprise you. Comfort sitting outdoors can depend on many factors: position, view, shelter, microclimate, social comfort and more – see our Gehl cheatsheet on how to place seats in the city. The temperature of the seat under you can also contribute. Metal, for example, is commonly thought to be hottest in summer and coldest in winter. Street Furniture Australia’s inhouse engineers ran a study, dubbed the Goldilocks Batten Project, to get to the truth. Access the full Goldilocks Report (730KB). They tested anodised, powdercoated and woodgrain aluminium, and oiled hardwood (Jarrah) battens. For comparison, they also looked at raw aluminium – a material we do not use in seats. The battens were placed in the sun, and the temperature recorded regularly. The engineers noted how …