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16 Jan 2018

Brick-and-Mortar Retail Isn’t Dead

In light of an online retail giant’s decision to open physical stores, Former Managing Director of Hames Sharley, Paul Drechsler looks to the past to discuss the new direction of the retail revolution.

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15 Jan 2018

Byron’s new railway a shining example

By Jacinta Houzer

The town of Byron Bay has launched Australia’s first entirely solar-powered train, turning a heritage engine that has sat idle for the past 25 years into an important transport solution for the area.

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15 Jan 2018

Powering along the road

By Jacinta Houzer

A new solar highway in China will allow electric cars to recharge while on the move.

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15 Jan 2018

A Bright Future Ahead…

By Jacinta Houzer

The Pantone colour of 2018 is here, and it’s not what you’d expect. Welcome Ultra Violet.

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08 Jan 2018

Middle Metro Suburbs: Dotty and Mike’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 1 of a continuing series we follow Dotty and Mike’s story.

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08 Jan 2018

Inner Urban: Pierre, Simone and Evette’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 2 of a continuing series we follow Pierre, Simone and Evette’s Story.

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08 Jan 2018

Transit Corridors: Peter and Bob’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 3 of a continuing series we follow Peter and Bob’s Story.

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08 Jan 2018

Middle Metro: David and Lucy’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 4 of a continuing series we follow David and Lucy’s Story.

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08 Jan 2018

City Central: Mai and Cheng’s Story

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report released late last year. In part 5 of a continuing series we follow Mai and Cheng’s Story.

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12 Dec 2017

Bigger Adelaide, Better Lifestyles

By Andrew Russell

Hames Sharley has been a proud contributor to Deloitte’s recent ‘Make it a plan Adelaide’ report. We share their view that a key strategy in transforming and growing South Australia’s economy is to grow its population.

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10 Dec 2017

Drones to take on choppers?

By Michael Cooper

Each year, 15 billion trees are chopped down. The rate at which they are felled currently makes it difficult to keep up with replenishing them. Fortunately, drones are now available to help…

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08 Dec 2017

Dear Santa…

Christmas is just around the corner and we are all left scratching our heads wondering what presents to buy. Here’s a guide to a handful of options for the creatives in your life…

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07 Dec 2017

The shape of Things to come

By Jacinta Houzer with Michael Cooper

By connecting devices to the internet – and to each other – The Internet of Things has the potential to revolutionise the way we live and do business. And the architecture industry is no exception.

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05 Dec 2017

Arty Facts

By Michael Cooper

No matter the size of the project, over the past twelve months we have applied the same set of guidelines in our approach to designing buildings and spaces in the public & culture sector. Here we present our 12 key considerations when designing for museums and galleries.

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26 Nov 2017

Disrupting the retail hierarchy – It’s always been about the people…

By Rachel Seal

During the mid 20th century Australian shopping centres were developed within a retail hierarchy that was based on modern suburban family life. Today people live in apartments in the city and inner urban areas and seek their daily needs and convenience goods and services in the city.