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Top 6 StreetChat Stories of 2018
It was a year of collaborative projects, smart technology, smart furniture and smart cities – but first and foremost great public spaces that answered their community’s needs. Count down our top six StreetChat stories of 2018, that were most popular with subscribers.
6. Competitions: Win a Drone and Smart Watch
StreetChat subscribers contributed some creative entries in both competitions, but there could only be one winner for each.
Luke Cox from Phillips Smith Conwell Architects in Brisbane was named the winner of the android smart watch for his acrostic poem entry.
Matthew Moore, also from Brisbane but with HASSELL, took home the DJI Spark Mini Drone for his beachside augmented reality Aria. See the gallery of entries.
Matthew Moore’s augmented reality Aria, by the sea.
5. Smart Social Spaces
Georges River Council and the University of New South Wales set out to explore how data can assist with asset management and planning to help Council provide better places for its community. They invited Street Furniture Australia to take part as the industry partner in the project, which received a grant from the government’s $50m Smart Cities and Suburbs Program.
The Smart Social Spaces project is currently underway in an urban plaza in Hurstville and suburban park in Penshurst. It has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and results are to be presented in 2019.
Members of the project team at the Smart Social Spaces launch.
4. Kingscliffe Foreshore
This $22-million Tweed Shire Council foreshore revitalisation is designed to create a link between the beach, the new central park and the CBD for the highly engaged local Kingscliff community.
Kingscliffe Foreshore features a bright colour palette.
3. Introducing the Termini Seat
This brand new seat for waiting areas is ideal for airports, interchanges, transport, health and service centres.
Termini is proudly designed and made in Australia to provide lasting comfort while you wait for your flight, train, ferry or bus, or your next appointment.
The modular design comes as 2, 3 or 4 seater options, with low tables available anywhere you like along the axle. The wide, low table is a generous size to place your belongings, your laptop and your coffee.
2. #WodenExperiment Gets Started
Street Furniture Australia worked with the ACT Government on #WodenExperiment, an activation to enliven Woden Town Square in Canberra.
The six-week discovery phase included hours of observation, empathy interviews and a community workshop, culminating in a 67-page Discovery Report. The report then informed a user-centred design for the six-month activation by Context.
The activation is set to begin in 2019.
Design for #WodenExperiment, by Context.
1. Australia’s First Smart Bench
The PowerMe™ Table was launched in October at the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, featuring wireless, usb and GPO charging. The generous clamshell design also includes space for optional public WiFi and evolving hardware.
PowerMe can easily be integrated with many of Street Furniture Australia’s benches and seats, making it Australia’s first smart bench. It is designed and made in our Western Sydney studio and factory.
The Aria Seating System, a modular suite of products that allow custom configurations with standard parts, was concurrently launched. Aria and PowerMe can be specified together with the Build Aria augmented reality app.
PowerMe prototypes were first seen at Future Street in front of Customs House.
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Street Furniture Australia products will be on show at the ASLA 2022 EXPO in San Francisco, from November 12 to 13, 2022. Visit Booth 251 to see the sleek and minimalist Linea range, including Cubes, Platform, Sun Lounge, Seats, Curved Bench and Picnic Settings, and complementary Monsoon Litter Bins and Cafe Stools. Check out a variety of durable and low-maintenance materials and colours including five Wood Without Worry aluminium woodgrain batten shades, the new Earthy Pastel powdercoat range, and DuraBright fade-resistant colours. Street Furniture Australia will co-present the stand with California-based partner Spruce & Gander, who represent our products as an exclusive distributor in California, Ohio, Texas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Kentucky. Dates and times:Saturday, November 12, 2022. 9:30am – 6:00pm.Sunday, November 13, 2022. 10:00am – …
Street Furniture Australia is donating $40,000 worth of furniture from breakout spaces from the 2022 Festival of Landscape Architecture: COUNTRY to The Murri School, an Aboriginal and Islander Independent Community School in Brisbane. The collection of Linea Seats, Cubes, Curved Benches, Sun Lounges and Picnic Settings includes a pair painted by artist Casey Coolwell-Fisher, a Quandamooka, Nunukul woman of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island, Queensland) – commissioned by Street Furniture Australia and Blaklash Creative. Director of Blaklash Creative and member of the Festival Creative Directorate Troy Casey says, “A huge part of the festival was about how we can ensure that community gets something from it. We spent two days sharing our culture, our experiences, and the responsibility to positive impact. We can’t really do that without giving back to mob, …
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 …
StreetChat in 2017 saw smart technology and smart cities come to the fore, with Streets 2.0 and Future Street engaging the attention of public realm professionals and the public alike. However, this list of the five most-read stories throughout the year also features projects that encourage communities to spend time together in public space. It has technical feats on a large scale, the wisdom of Jan Gehl, and our top story reflects a mainstream discussion still buzzing today. Any guesses? Count down our top five: 5: Harold Park by Mirvac This giant Arc Seat collaboration between Aspect Studios, Mirvac, Co-Ordinated Landscapes and Street Furniture Australia grabbed attention in the January issue. With space for up to 15 neighbours from the $1.1 bn Sydney urban renewal development, the seat rests on a …
Selfie competition winners, the Merri Stationeers, are grassroots activists in creating better community public space. They won three yellow Sun Lounges for their entry, “Surfin chicks,” at This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture in Melbourne last year. In the lead up to our next festival pop up park (bigger and better than ever for Canberra in 2016) we check in with Jela Ivankovic-Waters to see how their mission is progressing. The Stationeers had been looking for seating for their Common in Melbourne’s north-east for more than three years, says Jela, but had not been able to afford furniture to complement their site. “The lounges add a bright spark that reflects the character of the community, not just any old furniture,” she says. “They have been used for gatherings, basking in the sun reading and …