Category: Building Design


Addressing Energy Efficiency and Smart Design in New Zealand Housing

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Building Design, Christchurch, Events, Urban Development. Comments Off on Addressing Energy Efficiency and Smart Design in New Zealand Housing

31st July

The 2018 Exemplar Homes Tour has recently completed its run through Christchurch providing “a rare opportunity for residents to experience high-performing homes that are not normally available to view” and bringing much needed developments in energy efficiency and smart design to the forefront of public attention. Taylors New Zealand representative, Project Architect Jayant Rana, attended the forum event to learn of the latest innovations.

Bowhill Road, New Brighton. Homestar Rating of 10. Photo credit: Superhome

“The event was exploring energy efficient housing and the use of alternate construction methods.” Commented Jayant. A Business New Zealand article states that the message behind this event was to draw attention to New Zealand’s outdated building code and to change a strong mindset that energy efficiency and affordability don’t go hand in hand. “There are simple construction techniques that can be used to achieve …

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Focus on: The Process to Registration – An Architect’s Insight

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Building Design, Melbourne, Our people, Urban Design, Urban Development. Comments Off on Focus on: The Process to Registration – An Architect’s Insight

10th July

Becoming a registered architect in Australia is no simple path, it takes days – and nights – of study and dedication to reach a level of professional independence. However, this level of independence is required if one is wanting to manage their own projects from inception to completion. So, what exactly does this process look like? Architectural Graduate, Mahreen Mahmud, shares with us her experience and how the Taylors team came together as one to assist.

Architectural Graduate, Mahreen Mahmud, has dedicated many years to studying to become a registered architect

What is the process that you have to go through to get your registration with the Architecture Registration Board?
Basically, in Australia to be working as an Architect you are required to have a Bachelors degree in Architecture which is a three year course followed by a two year Masters. …

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Taylors rewarded at AIS Melbourne Equinox with overwhelmingly positive crowd

Posted by Kathryn Kutchel in Building Design, Events, Our people. Comments Off on Taylors rewarded at AIS Melbourne Equinox with overwhelmingly positive crowd

13th October

One of Melbourne’s most innovative events in the architectural space was held at the Royal Exhibition Building just last week. The AIS Equinox Exhibition is designed to ‘connect architects, interior designers and design specifiers with product suppliers’ in a relaxed environment different to those of regular industry tradeshows. Taylors was graciously invited to attend the event to educate enthusiasts and industry professionals alike on how emerging 3D technologies can benefit and reshape future architectural surveying practices.

“There was a great deal of interest in the technology and expertise we had on display and it was exciting to be able to show that to the Architectural market.” Eight keen Taylors representatives were present at the Taylors booth, which showcased an array of virtual reality glasses for crowds to experiment with as they pleased, as well as Taylors TIMMS machine – a breakthrough …

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