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'Final Edition'



This is the final edition of 'the BRIEF' please take a look at the 'Farewell Message' from our current National President, Theresa Hatton, who looks to pay tribute to the Editor, production crew and all the many contributors who have worked on the magazine since its inception in 1997.

The Presidents address is on Page 5, with the editors thoughts, facing, on Page 4; please spare the time to have a read!

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Building Designers Brief – Summer 2013/14Image




In this issue of the Designers Brief we again find our editor quoting immortal lines from a very famous American urging us to keep a "cool head"; see if you agree with her analogy?

To read our editor's thoughts, see page 4 ……..

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Building Designers Brief – Spring 2013Image





Behold, my friends, the spring has come: our Editor, quoting a renowned Americian, is trying to remind us that spring is a time for renewal and regrowth, a replenishment of the environment! …………

For more of the editors thoughts, have a look on Page 4;

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Building Designers Brief – Winter 2013Image




In this issue of the Designers Brief we focus on Winter as a time of comfort and warmth a period to reflect on both time and space.

For more from the editor see page 4 ……..

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Building Designers Brief – Autumn 2013Image



Autumn is a time of change and so our editor has decided this is a time to change the format of our magazine, there's lots to see and lots to read and I am sure it's going to be stimulating!

For more from the editor see page 4 ……..

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Building Designers Brief – Summer 2012/13Image




In this issue of the Designers Brief we feature the "Rock of Ages", are bricks the oldest known manufactured building material?

For more from the editor see page 4 ……..

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Building Designers Brief – Spring 2012Image





With spring in the air, it is time to dwell on all things uplifting; this edition of Designers brief is inspiring us to reach for the sky through innovative staircase design! …………

For the more of the editors thoughts, have a look on Page 4;

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Building Designers Brief – Winter 2012Image




In this issue of the Designers Brief we focus on the fabric of design and talk to BDA Heritage Director, Trevor King, as he examines the cultural threads of our Australian environment.

For more from the editor see page 4 ……..

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Each year one of the editions is dedicated to our Annual Design Awards where we show the nation our skills.

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The 2012 edition is as impressive a display as ever, BDA members should be inspired by these ideas and the challenges they present.

Monty East
Chairman
Building Designers Australia

The overall National Award for Excellence in 2012 was presented to Gerard Smith of Mojo Design, for the project, Satori; for full details of the award see pages 12 – 14 of the Designers Brief Magazine.

For a full list of all the category winners see page 6.


Building Designers Brief – Summer 2011/12Image




In this issue of the Designers Brief we look at the elements of water and fire which are intrinsic in creativity and essential to our survival on earth.

For more from the editor see page 4 ……..

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Building Designers Brief – Spring 2011Image




In this issue of the Designers Brief we focus on the strength of timber throughout the ages, now and into a sustainable future.

For more from the editor see page 4 ……..

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Building Designers Brief – Winter 2011Image





What is it about a kitchen that makes it the most popular room in
the house – the heart and social hub of the home? …………

For the editors thoughts, have a look on Page 4;

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Building Designers Brief – Autumn 2011Image





The keyword throughout the autumn issue of Designers Brief is change, a change of name for the Building Designers Association; the winds of change within and Climate Change taking centre stage without? …………

Read the editors thoughts, have a look on Page 6;

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Building Designers Brief – Summer 2010/11Image





The great Aussie alfresco lifestyle that we now enjoy seems to be far removed from what our editor remembers from her formative years; backyard barbies on the uncovered painted slab – great memories! …………

Read more of the editors memories and where its all headed now, have a look on Page 6;

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