Reaching the Sky

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…

More Really Tall Buildings

Australia’s Unique Architecture

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.

A Glimpse at Five Ground Breaking Homes

Making the World a Better Place through Architecture

“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.”

Australian Institute of Architects

Taking it to the Next Level

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.

Schindler Lifts

Collaborative, Creative Design

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…


Up North

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.

Osborne Construction Solutions

Time is Money

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.

GBA Projects

The Perfect Modern Material

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.

Dincel Construction System

A New Take on Social Space

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.

Six Degrees Architects

Thinking Ahead

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.

Mode Design

Home Automation

Call it ‘domotics,’ and you are likely to receive a blank stare, but refer to it as ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation,’ and you will get a nod of acknowledgement. For the past few years, consumers have heard the word ‘smart’ attached to countless products and services, from food and drink to snacks like popcorn and mobile phones, which no one seems to refer to as a ‘cellphone’ anymore. Yet what, exactly, constitutes ‘smart’?

August 18, 2022, 9:25 PM AEST