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Are you an architect with a cool idea?

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Adelaide architect awarded $20,000 for ‘Cool Idea’

Image courtesy of Bluescope steel colorbond

In conjunction with the launch of BlueScope Steel’s COLORBOND® Coolmax® steel roofing product a competition was launched at Sydney’s DesignEx in April 2010 – COLORBOND® Coolmax® ‘Cool Ideas’ competition. The winner was Jason Chambers from DesignInc, Adelaide, who netted himself a cash prize of $20,000.

According to BlueScope Steel:

“Architects, building designers and specifiers were asked to submit their ‘Cool Idea’ for a thermally efficient workplace in 25 words or less. With 567 entries submitted, Jason’s was chosen as the winner by a panel of industry experts.”

Jason’s winning idea was – “Exterior walling that adapts to the seasons by changing colour. Black absorbs winter heat, white reflects summer heat. The bonus is an interchangeable building facade…chameleon.”

Justine, editor of Architecture Australia and a judge for the competition, explains: (more…)

Architecture of 2010 revisited

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010