Chicago – Five Great Buildings by Al Boardman

A great little animation worth watching by Al Boardman who is a British motion picture designer living and working in Chicago.  He wanted to pay homage to the city’s architecture. “Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper,” he explains. Chicago – …

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State of the States – Economic Report

CommSec released a state and territory economic performance report on Monday April 22 2013.  We have summarized the key indicators related to the Northern Territory and its performance in relation to the other states and territories of Australia. The stand out result is that the Northern territory is one of the two leading economies that has outperforming the rest …

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Whats Hot In The Kitchen: Top Kitchen Design Trends

As architects and designers of luxury homes we do get asked quite often in a professional level and in a social environment about kitchens and what kind of design trends we are currently seeing emerge.  Trends in kitchens change fairly rapidly, so here’s what we think are the top kitchen design trends in 2013: Cabinetry The use …

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Sex in the City – Darwin is White Hot

The theme of this edition of Capital Letters, CITY LIVING, is becoming very sexy and yes we have been focusing on Darwin City living with the mixed use Development complex—Darwin City Gate. When I was a restless inquisitive architectural student in my search of the architectural ‘Holy Grail’ I headed to Japan which at the …

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App of the Month: Mailbox – Put Email In Its Place

Capital Architecture’s blog will feature a new section called App of the Month.  We will feature applications for both iOS and Android platforms that we feel helps with your day to day lives or something that we feel is innovative or worth talking about. For our April Edition we are featuring an iOS app called: …

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Expert team drives housing roll out – Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment

The Darwin City Gate development has just been showcased by the NT government as an example of how both developer and government are working together to identify and deliver the government promise of building 2000 homes. Darwin City Gate is a significant part of this promise, delivering 325 one and two bedroom units to meet …

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Being Remarkable – Ideas Worth Spreading

The thing that’s going to decide what gets talked about, what gets done, what gets changed, what gets purchased, what gets built, is: Is It Remarkable? And “remarkable” is a really cool word because we think it just means neat, but it also means — worth making a remark about. – Seth Godin Seth Godin’s …

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Why Google Employees Don’t Waste Their Time Googling

Curiosity is natural in all of us, we have a desire to understand things that are beyond our day to day lives.  We spend a lot of time working and subsequently are shaped by our workplaces, the culture and the people we work with everyday. Google always features in the top companies to work for, …

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The Best Erected in 2012

ArchDaily has been a source of inspiration for those interested in architecture around the world since 2008.  Its the most trafficked architectural website in the world and its awards for the best buildings for 2012 have just been released in time for Valentines Day. Over the past 4 weeks ArchDaily has had its large community all …

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A Summer of Contradictions

Summer time in the Southern and Eastern states is the most exciting time of the year to energise, refresh and relax, unless that is of course you are having to live through a heatwave or face a bush fire. If you live in the tropical North of Australia the build up of the ‘wet’ is a less …

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