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Major Karrinyup Designs Receive Green Light

The designs for AMP Capital’s major redevelopment of Western Australia’s Karrinyup Shopping Centre have been approved, with builder Multiplex set to begin work this month.

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Why architecture hasn’t changed in more than 2,000 years…

By the National Design Forum with Derek Hays

Hames Sharley’s National Design Forum Leader, Derek Hays, considers why the three fundamentals of architecture have remained unchanged for 2,000 years.

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Why bigger BIM is not always better

By Cameron Mack

BIM – or Building Information Modelling – has been one of the most significant technological advances in our industry in the past twenty years. But how much BIM do projects actually need?

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Experiences vs ‘Stuff’

By David McCarroll and Jason Preston

Fear of missing out (FOMO) is the new keeping up with the Joneses. Here, some of Hames Sharley’s thought leaders discuss whether minimalism is making us richer, and the impact this is having on the built environment.

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Surf Club unveiled in Western Australia

Hames Sharley designed Scarboro Beach Services and Surf Club had its grand opening In Western Australia this month.

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A view from inside Adelaide’s Rundle Mall Plaza

By Michael Cooper

Managing Director, Caillin Howard met with BrandSA this month to discuss the latest developments on one of Hames Sharley’s most exciting current projects; Adelaide’s Rundle Mall Plaza.

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Devaluing the role of iconic public architecture

By Andrew Russell

The appalling misjudgment in allowing commercial advertising on the ‘sails’ of the Sydney Opera House calls into question the special custodial role of our public buildings, major public artworks and iconic infrastructure as symbols of shared community and cultural values.

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Albany Creek Village Designs Released

Hames Sharley’s designs for a new-look centre at Queensland's Albany Creek Village were released to the public this month.

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Property Leaders Sydney Retail Reinvented Event

Hames Sharley were proud to sponsor the Property Leaders Sydney Retail Reinvented event late last month.

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Finding the way to better wayfinding

By Michael Cooper

Wayfinding in the architectural realm has evolved to encompass a combination of elements including visual graphics, tactility and materiality, interactivity, and animated and audio-visual installations. With technology advancing apace, how best should major wayfinding and signage projects be approached and what does the future hold in store…

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Albion Precinct Designs in the News

Excitement is growing as the development application for the $750 million mixed-use precinct at Brisbane’s Albion Train Station has been in the news across several media outlets this month.

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Opening our doors for Open House…

Hames Sharley's Brisbane Studio threw open its doors as part of Brisbane Open House this weekend.

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A blessing or a curse?

We read about them with alarming regularity – from comedians and actors to writers, artists, architects and designers, lost to us by their own hand. Is there a greater risk of mental illness in creative people? And does new research have the answer?

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Enhancing health and wellbeing through urban design

By Chris Maher, Jason Preston and David McCarroll

Human behaviour is intrinsically influenced by our surroundings, and as a nation predominantly made up of city-dwellers, our urban environment contributes a major part to making us who we are. Here Chris Maher, David McCarroll and Jason Preston uncover some of the tools used by designers of the built environment to enhance health and wellbeing.

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Hames Sharley designs for NextDC released

NextDC has submitted Hames Sharley's design for a $195 million data centre in Perth that will feature nine data centre levels and 10-storeys of office space.

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Retail opening in Western Australia

Hames Sharley’s latest regional shopping centre redevelopment had its first phase grand unveiling on Thursday 23rd of August as the Vicinity Centre’s Midland Gate Shopping Centre expansion opened its doors to the public.

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The notion of nodes

By Chris Maher, Jason Preston and David McCarroll

What is a city node? What are its benefits? And what is its place in the Australian urban environment?

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Why cultural diversity is vital in design

By Michael Cooper

Cultural diversity is a critical consideration in the design sector. As our industry looks inward in an attempt to close the diversity gap, we recognise a number of advantages that a more multicultural workforce provides in enabling communities to flourish.

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Part One: Transparency in Population Growth Data

By Caillin Howard, Yaara Plaves and Tim Boekhoorn

Information and data relating to population growth do exist, but perhaps it is not as widely distributed or as fully understood as it could be. Here we discuss how increased transparency could make a difference.

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What Australia can learn from Asian retail, and vice versa

By David McCarroll

There is obviously a considerable difference in how Asian and Australian retail developments are shaped by the culture within which they sit, along with, at times, some surprising similarities. David McCarroll investigates…

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How to sustain Australia’s rural-urban communities; a case study part 1

By Shannon O'Shea

Serpentine Jarrahdale have a predicted population growth of 1.5 million people in 20 years. Hames Sharley has assisted in creating a strategy and vision together with the Shire and the community.

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Albion Train Station Precinct Redevelopment Announced

Hames Sharley is delighted to be contributing towards an exciting project that is set to connect the Brisbane suburb of Albion with the city and surrounding areas.

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Broadway Shopping Centre Tops Australian Turnover List for sixth year running

Hames Sharley would like to congratulate Broadway Sydney and developers Mirvac and Perron Investments for topping the SCN list for turnover per square metre for the sixth consecutive year.

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It’s a shore thing

By Michael Cooper

Approximately 85% of our population live within 50km of the ocean and our climate has facilitated a deeply embedded culture of life at the water’s edge. Therefore it is natural that our nation has become leaders in the field of waterfront urban design. But what are the factors that make a truly great waterfront? We present ten key considerations when for planning the perfect place at the water’s edge.