Australian Institute of Architects' weekly e-newsletter - 25 November 2013
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From the CEO

As many members would know the Coalition Government recently introduced legislation to abolish the carbon tax. At the same time it has been holding public consultation about its proposed Emissions Reduction Fund (to buy lowest cost abatement) in order to meet the Coalition’s commitment to reduce Australia’s GHG emissions by 5% of 2000 levels by 2020.

Since 2007 ASBEC has been investigating the contribution which the buildings sector makes to Australia’s GHG emissions and the types of government policies and initiatives that could assist the sector to achieve its significant abatement potential.
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2014 National Architecture Conference: Are you bringing the kids to Perth?

We are currently looking into design workshops to entertain the kids while you’re at the conference. To help us with the planning it would be great to get an idea of how many kids to accommodate for. If you think this is something you’d be interested in please take a moment to let us know via email to making@architecture.com.au
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Competitions & Opportunities

Grand Designs Australia 2014

Grand Designs Australia is a huge success.Now the search is on NATIONWIDE for building projects for the SIXTH SERIES. This isn't about multi-million dollar budgets. We’re looking for innovative builds from anywhere Australia wide.
 
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2014 Dulux Colour Awards - Entries now open

The 2014 Dulux Colour Awards are now open, welcoming architects, designers, specifiers and students to showcase their creative use of colour in both residential and commercial design.
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We want you!

Would you make a fantastic SONA Rep in 2014? Volunteer with SONA! Download the Position Description and Nomination Form now for your chance to represent the future of Australian architecture!
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Notice Board

PALS 20% discount

PALS is available at a 20% discount from November 18 - December 16 2013 for all Australian Institute of Architects members.
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Sandcastles

Once again, the Institute is working with the team behind Sandcastles to present some of the best architectural work in this country to a wide audience. This week it's the countdown to the best Sandcastles.
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Member-only offer - Glenn Murcutt boxed-set

As a SPECIAL OFFER to members we are offering this collection at a 30% discount from RRP of $1790 to $1250 plus shipping. This offer is available from Architext between 12 November and 25 December 2013.
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News from Architecture Media

The latest news from Architecture Media including the Eat-Drink-Design Awards, Australian Interior Design Awards and publishing opportunities for members.
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Sponsor news

Viridian Vision

As Australia’s leading glass manufacturer, Viridian are proud to have recently launched a new-format online magazine called Viridian Vision, which showcases both commercial and residential projects, demonstrating how glass is used in extraordinary ways.
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Chic Archicad Design Takes Top Honors at Build Sydney Live 2013

GRAPHISOFT has announced that the team of ArchiCAD clients Rice Daubney of Australia and Obayashi of Japan have won the award for Best Use of BIM for Design, Drama, and Excitement at the recent Build Sydney Live event.
Image: © Rice Daubney & Obayashi Corp
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AWS Designer Notes – Two Townhouses

Prior to renovation, these two townhouses were original Spanish mission style homes. When Architect Robert Davidov was given the task of designing the renovations for these two homes, his main priorities were to bring in some of the fixtures and form of the previous site into the new buildings and to utilise high performance, energy efficient products.
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