As the value of public spaces comes into focus, this article shares seven case studies of street furniture being used to help improve community wellbeing. Both tactical pop-ups and permanent installations are featured below, with examples of projects that foster community engagement and measure social impact. Street Furniture Australia products have been tried-and-tested to activate spaces and deliver results. Select from our range to bring life, joy and comfort to your community. Case 1. Creating Millions of Smiles Woden Experiment was a six-month prototype installation by the ACT Government that aimed to bring life, joy and comfort to Canberra’s Woden Town Square. Brightly coloured seats and tables were configured in random positions to create a casual and welcoming vibe. Community interviews, observations and workshops were at the heart of this …
AILA Lucky Door Prize: Win a Bose Portable Speaker
As part of celebrations with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects this month, Street Furniture Australia is hosting a Lucky Door Prize for AILA members at each virtual State awards ceremony.
Enter via the form below!
The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker is small but powerful, rugged and waterproof. It delivers crisp, balanced sound and unmatched bass for its size.
Strap it to your bike, backpack or esky with its tear-resistant silicone strap. A great companion for cycling and sojourns into nature.
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Ts&Cs: Competition is open to AILA members only. One prize will be awarded for each State Awards ceremony. The winner for each awards night will be announced through the AILA State Chapter newsletter following the ceremony, or via AILA’s social media – at the discretion of the Chapter.
Best of luck to all entrants for the Landscape Architecture Awards this year. We are looking forward to celebrating with you.
Aluminium woodgrain, also known as ‘Wood Without Worry,’ provides the warm look of timber – retained over time – with the minimal maintenance requirements of powder coated aluminium. Where timber requires oiling every three months to keep it at its best, simply wipe down woodgrain aluminium with a clean, damp cloth every few months as required. See the new Wood Without Worry brochure. Enquire Now Select from five beautiful shades of wood: dark to light and cool to warm. Some Wood Without Worry battens require end caps. If this is the case, you may choose to match the end cap with the colour of the frame or batten. case studies Warm Tones Helping clients achieve a low maintenance, warm colour palette. Moore Street, Canberra by NettleonTribe.Aria Seat (CMA1) and Simple …
Designing streets for kids: Released in August by the Global Designing Cities Initiative, “Designing Streets for Kids,” offers strategies and solutions to redesign urban streets and public spaces by focusing on the needs of kids and caregivers, with the goal of making streets beautiful, fun – and safe. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young people ages 5-29 globally, and traffic congestion and vehicles contribute to high levels of air pollution, which is responsible for the death of 127,000 children under the age of five each year, the guide’s authors said. Many of these deaths, they said, can be dramatically reduced through kid-friendly street design. Read the Forbes article, How to Make Streets Kid-Friendly by Tanya Mohn. Image: A street in Fortaleza, Brazil, designed according to ‘Designing Streets …
Thank you to the #WFHWarriors who answered our call for creative workspace selfies, for a chance to win the latest Bose 700 noise cancelling headphones (with charging case). These are challenging times, so thank you to all participants for opening a window into your lives with photos of your kids, your pets, your improvised offices, your impressive WFH setups. Our judges have deliberated and are pleased to announce an Australian winner and a US winner. Congratulations to … Chloe from Victoria, Australia Caption: Working from home goals VS reality. Chloe made us green with envy with her gorgeous plant-filled desk space. Then she showed us the realities of the daily grind. Thank you for sharing. Chip from Berkeley, US Caption: No virtual background needed in my home office! Chip 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 …
Andrew Leuchars Congratulations! Andrew is the winner of one stylish navy Mixte bicycle from Papillionaire, valued at $599. He says, “I am delighted with this lucky win as are my two daughters and I am sure the bike shall see a lot of use.” Thank you to everyone who joined the competition and subscribed to StreetChat.