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Printing houses on demand.

Printing houses on demand.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Chinese company demonstrates latest 3D printing potential.

In what might herald the possibilities of things to come, a Chinese construction company has demonstrated its 3D printing capabilities by 3D printing a five storey apartment building and a two storey, 1100 square metre villa.

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Two in a row.

Two in a row.

Monday, 26 January 2015

DIA Vic/Tas branch holds two special design tours.

The DIA Victorian/Tasmanian branch is organising a tour of the newly completed Melbourne School of Design building at the University of Melbourne on Thursday 5th of February.

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Pick and click.

Pick and click.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Development underway at Google for clever new modular smart phone.

Such is the pace of technological development that it seems like a long while ago now since the first Apple iPhone made its debut back in June 2007.

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Waste not, want not.

Waste not, want not.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Young industrial designer comes up with new label idea to cut down on food waste.

In a world of savage contrasts between rich and poor, haves and have nots, an estimated one third of Australian and American adults and one third of European teenagers are either overweight or clinically obese, while an estimated 3.1 million children in developing countries die each year due to lack of enough proper food.

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Design for all.

Design for all.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

IFI announces World Interiors Day 2015.

Each year the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers (IFI) holds a worldwide ‘World Interiors Day’ to highlight the role that Interior Design and Architecture plays in people’s daily lives.

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$5.7 billion and growing.

$5.7 billion and growing.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

UK report highlights the economic value of design.

A report released on January 13th 2015 from the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced that design ‘contributed £3.1 billion (AUD$5.71 billion) to the UK economy’ in 2013.

The UK report said that design’s financial contribution was up nearly 25 per cent from the previous year and as a sector, design was growing at more than twice the rate of the wider creative industries.

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Toying with a possible new career.

Toying with a possible new career.

Monday, 19 January 2015

DIA member wins dream job with Lego in Denmark.

The world famous multi-coloured, interlocking plastic building bricks called Lego have entranced young children (and quite a few adults) around the world since the early Twentieth Century, when a Danish carpenter invented the concept for a new toy system when his carpentry business declined due to the Great Depression.

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Recognition for services rendered.

Recognition for services rendered.

Monday, 19 January 2015

New Fellowships awarded by DIA Vic/Tas branch.

The DIA’s Victoria/Tasmania branch has recently announced twelve new DIA Fellows in recognition of the fellows’ valued contribution to the Institute’s activities.

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From humble beginnings.

From humble beginnings.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Impressive house design from the most utilitarian of materials.

A shipping container wouldn’t be everybody’s first choice for a home: an icebox in winter and a sweatbox in summer, and they’re not good at sound insulation either.

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Staring at the walls.

Staring at the walls.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

New wallpaper collection uses crowdsourcing and graphic design to make ‘art’ wallpaper.

With a few rare exceptions, wallpaper doesn’t generally enjoy a large following these days: difficult and time consuming to put up, expensive, and difficult to take down again when you get tired of it.

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