As a national partner Street Furniture Australia is proudly supporting the AILA 2023 Festival of Landscape Architecture UN/EARTH on Kaurna Meyunna Yerta (Kaurna People’s Country) and surrounding regions on 19-22 October 2023. Here are seven of our upcoming festival highlights: 1. UN/EARTH program now available The festival program brings together streams of thought that engage with the elements and life below and within the earth’s surface, with four themes: DEEP EARTH / RAW EARTH / FERTILE EARTH / SUBTERRANEAN EARTH. Theoretical conversations and talks, presented by international speakers during the conference at the Adelaide National Wine Centre, are enriched by walks and expeditions on Country. Date: Thursday 19 October – Sunday 22 October 2023.Location: Tours and fringe events – various. Conference – National Wine Centre.Cost: Purchase your ticket on the …
The Smart Watch Winner Is …
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:
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 twice and nominating both the Apple Watch and Samsung Gear!
As a group you valued style, ease of use, compatibility and function. Some were clear fans of the Apple ecosystem, others preferred the more traditional face and hands of the Samsung design.
A special mention to Adam from Inspiring Place, whose entry transported us to beautiful places and healthier workdays:
“Apple Watch enables tracking for my daily cycling to work, switching over to record my lunchtime runs along the foothills of Kunyani. Its waterproof seal is ideal for regular swims along Howrah beach.”
Special mentions and thanks also to Col, Michael and Alan, for your kind words:
“Apple Watch Series 3 of course. So, smart city? Yes. Smart watch? Yes. Now just need to work on the smart me, however with the help of Street Furniture Australia smart furniture like the Aria Smart Bench with PowerMe and Escola Smart Bin prototypes, I can be certain I’m on my way when in and around the city.” – Col
“The new smart watches are exactly like Street Furniture Australia. Advancing with technology and improving products every year.” – Michael
“The Samsung Gear S3 Classic oozes sleekness and sophistication. It is also highly adaptable, very much like SFA’s range we frequently use in our projects!” – Alan
We have some exciting smart product launches coming up at the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture in October: see our top 7 festivities article to prepare your itinerary.
Look out for our Win A Drone competition, launching with our augmented reality app on day one of the festival, October 11, 2018.
Three landscape architects share their thoughts on the Voice History is calling as Australians head to the polls for a referendum on October 14, 2023, to vote on enshrining an Indigenous Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) said it encourages all members to “engage deeply with the available information, contemplate its implications, and arrive at an informed stance that aligns with your values and beliefs. “As landscape architects, we often find ourselves at the intersection of nature, culture, politics and history, aiming to craft spaces that resonate with the stories and experiences of those who inhabit them. This unique position imparts a special responsibility upon us to be both informed and sensitive to the cultural dimensions of our work.” AILA has compiled referendum …
Charlene Bordley (photo: right), the visionary founder of Parramatta Bike Hub, Parramatta Bike Tours and Addventageous, creates programs for ‘hard-to-reach’ groups including First Nations communities, women, seniors and disadvantaged youth. She met with StreetChat writer Kari Hill at the new home of the Parramatta Bike Hub on Wangal country, along the Parramatta River in Sydney Olympic Park. Charlene’s passion for making a difference in the community can be seen across the many social enterprise programs she runs. Wearing her uniform of blue, yellow and green, each colour symbolises a program: Blue for Addvantageous, Yellow for Parramatta Bike Tours and Green for the Parramatta Bike Hub. Social enterprise Addvantageous started off as a school program when Charlene gained confidence as a returning cyclist later in life. She experienced the benefits of …
Missed out on the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Square and the Park in Melbourne this month? Or ready to reminisce? Who won the Herschel suitcases? This is your festival recap. More than 400 landscape architects and public space professionals attended the Square and the Park Conference and surrounding events, curated by Creative Directors Cassandra Chilton (Rush Wright Associates), Jillian Walliss (University of Melbourne) and Kirsten Bauer (ASPECT Studios). Advocacy Hundreds of landscape architects participated in an AILA Biodiver-City Demo and Die-In Activation, protesting the loss of biodiversity worldwide and advocating for change. June Lee Boxsell, Head of Innovation and Marketing at Street Furniture Australia, spoke about our support of AILA’s Climate Emergency Declaration, our current environmental efforts and ambitious plans for the future. The Square and the …
PowerMe™ is Australia’s first smart bench. It is a table that integrates with a wide range of seats to enable people to sit back, connect and power up their phones. As we now rely on our phones to manage our schedules, catch up on news and for loved ones to contact us, especially in emergencies, running out of battery when out and about is not an option. Charging points in public spaces will provide peace of mind. The smart system is the first of its kind to be designed and made in Australia. It is compatible with Street Furniture Australia seats in different environments, including: The new Aria seating system, for modern, urban locations. The Classic Galleria range, for more traditional and heritage environments. The Mall range, classic and versatile to suit a …
Thank you to everyone who entered! See the winner of the smart watch, and the battle of the brands, in this StreetChat article. Equip yourself for a smart city with a smart watch. Get ready to go hands-free and enhance your smartphone with a clever wearable. The technology is maturing fast, with new apps and upgrades appearing all the time. Benefits include checking notifications in meetings without taking out your phone. Track your fitness and health. Play music. Pay on the go. Use navigation apps on foot, hands-free. Set a smart alarm to wake you up in light sleep. Tell the time. Oh, and look cool. One lucky StreetChat subscriber will receive a smart watch, your choice of Apple or Android, valued at up to $600. Will it be the Apple Watch Series 3, …