In the second instalment of our skyscraper series, Construction in Focus takes a look at some of the world’s tallest buildings. Each with their own unique attributes, construction elements, and histories, these buildings have all made their mark upon the skyline…
Australia’s forward-thinking architects have designed some of the most dramatic and innovative homes on the planet. Klein Bottle House, Cloud House, and Letterbox house by McBride Charles Ryan; HP Tree House by MMP Architects; and The Tree House by Jackson Clements Burrows are a few of the most remarkable recent examples.
“Our mission is quite simple,” says Australian Institute of Architects CEO David Parken. “It is to make the world a better place through architecture.” This mission is achieved in two ways: by “promoting the value of architecture and architects to society,” and by “supporting our members in practice.”
It is natural as human beings to take things for granted. Some of the most important aspects of our day to day existence can become an afterthought, or simply not appreciated. For example, who builds our highways and roads? What about streetlamps and stop lights? Schindler Lifts provide us with another fundamental aspect of our everyday lives… elevators and escalators.
With a team of 18 fulltime employees, Oxigen keeps its design professionals busy designing award winning works of art. The company boasts a team of highly skilled architects, landscape architects, planners, industrial designers, graphic designers and project managers, some with over 15 years experience; yet the company wasn’t always a team game…
An 1,800 km hike up the east coast leads to the tourist magnet of Cairns. Phil Osborne was born in Adelaide and moved to Brisbane before continuing to the north ten years ago, working in the construction industry. He was invited to take over an existing business by its owner last year. This was the beginning of Osborne Construction Solutions.
Today it can sometimes seem as though everyone is a “project manager.” Can it really be that simple? “No,” is Greg Betros, Managing Director of GBA Projects Pty Ltd’s firm answer. “It really takes a long time to become a project manager.
Developed and manufactured by Australian company Dincel Construction System, the revolutionary Dincel Construction System is the product of over a decade long pursuit of excellence spearheaded by company founder, Burak Dincel.
Six Degrees Architects is an industry icon, known for its unique approach to addressing human needs through the built environment. The journey began two decades ago, with a small group of friends determined to make a splash in the Melbourne architecture scene. Armed with six recently earned degrees, and convinced that the chilly Melbourne studio they shared was a perpetual six degrees, the eager grads dubbed their fledging business Six Degrees Architects.
Rhonan O’Brien is founder and Managing Director of Mode Design, a company that grew out of a business he founded some 21 years ago. Both Rhonan himself and the company have a strong focus on design, underpinning all aspects of services such as architecture, project planning and management, graphic and visual arts, interior design, master planning and landscaping.