Read the article What’s New in Home Automation from Hames Sharley
14 Oct 2017

What’s New in Home Automation

By Vanessa McDaid

Home automation is getting a whole lot closer for the average family. Currently the domain of top end residential builds and the tech savvy, the Internet of Things (IoT) is coming soon to a neighbourhood near you…

Read the article The future is (virtually) here from Hames Sharley
26 Sep 2017

The future is (virtually) here

By Michael Cooper

Over the years futurists have predicted many innovations that have failed to come to fruition, from flying cars to hoverboards, but when you consider the cost implications and logistics of these inventions, it’s understandable that technology might fail to keep pace with our aspirations for the world of tomorrow. That said, one exciting and long-anticipated innovation is so close you can… well, you can almost touch it.

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12 Sep 2017

Save My Soul: Refurbishing a Heritage Listed Building

By Vanessa McDaid with Melissa Hughes

Architectural character is created by the aesthetic components of the building, such as unity, composition, contract and scale.

But what gives it soul? And how do buildings retain their soul throughout decades of use and multiple refurbishments?

Read the article Who Gives a Crap? A Lot of Us, Apparently from Hames Sharley
08 Sep 2017

Who Gives a Crap? A Lot of Us, Apparently

By Vanessa McDaid

There is a motza to be made in the sustainability industry, according to the successes of some of Australia’s leading sustainability entrepreneurs.

Dana McCauley reports that two such winners are KeepCups and Who Gives a Crap.

Read the article The Seven Deadly Sins of Stakeholder Engagement from Hames Sharley
14 Aug 2017

The Seven Deadly Sins of Stakeholder Engagement

By Michael Cooper

Our checklist of seven deadly sins that should be avoided in the consultation process…

Read the article The Changing Landscape of Stakeholder Engagement from Hames Sharley
14 Aug 2017

The Changing Landscape of Stakeholder Engagement

By Naden Scarfone

While community consultation has long been part of many regulatory frameworks, the way it is conducted often leaves a lot to be desired…

Read the article Scenery, not greenery? from Hames Sharley
12 Jul 2017

Scenery, not greenery?

By Pete Kempshall with Rachel Seal

It’s common knowledge that if you want to rediscover your calm you head back to nature. But could it be that we’re too narrow in our view of what we experience as uplifting, and could architecture have the same effect on our mood as parkland?

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26 Jun 2017

Encyclopedia of Man-Made Plants and Animals Released

By Vanessa McDaid

From tuskless elephants and hornless rhinos to glow in the dark fish and square apples, the modification of flora and fauna has been going on for eons, both by design and accident.

A Singapore artist by the name of Robert Zhao Renhui has just released A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World, a striking photographic collection of living things that have been affected by human intervention in nature.