News & Events

Cairns Open House is on again: hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects FNQ chapter

The 2016 Festival of Architecture and Cairns Open House is on again from 5-9 October.    The 2016 Festival of Architecture and Cairns Open House is on again.  Open House is a high profile annual cultural event that raises awareness of the value of good design in cities across the world.  The very popular free public walk is on Sunday 9th October through parts of the CBD. This year’s theme is... read more...


Come and see a Sustainable House this Sunday 11th September.

      Come and see a Sustainable House in action this Sunday.  To have access to the house addresses you will need to officially register as a visitor online.  Once you login to your user profile you will be able to see the addresses listed on each house profile. Open times are 10am to 4pm. North Queensland properties are listed below: Cairns: Dalam Pokok Home at Redlynch Valley. Housing Type: Standalone House House Size: 136m2 Number of bedrooms: 2... read more...


Show a Sustainable House on Sunday 11th September. Still time to register.

        SUBMIT YOUR HOUSE      UPCYCLE YOUR KNOWLEDGE ON                SUSTAINABLE HOUSE DAY    Have you worked hard to make your house more sustainable? Do you have knowledge to share with your neighbours? Wish to help others reduce their footprint on the earth? Open your house for Sustainable House Day, Sunday 11th September 2016.  Invest in your neighbourhood by opening your home and sharing your passion and... read more...


Guidance material for climate responsive designs for Northern Australia

    The ABCB has developed a suite of guidance materials to assist practitioners with the application of the NCC to northern Australia climate responsive designs. The materials demonstrate the practical application of the NCC for dwellings that take account of passive design principles. Climate responsive designs take account of passive design principles with the... read more...


Registration to EVOKE - the Art of Architecture is now open...Are you keen to attend?

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Please consider joining us and supporting the upcoming Queensland Regional Architecture Conference "evoke - the art of architecture" to be held in Townsville on 8-11 September. The Institute greatly values engaging members from all over the country and fully supports this regional architectural event. Those who attended the "Spirit of Place" regional conference held in Cairns in 2013 were full of praise for the program and the intimate nature of the event.... read more...


The Reece Road Show for Latest Green Plumbing Products

Some of the green products are: Energy Efficient Hot Water Options such as solar, continuous flow, heat pumps and storage tanks Graf Underground Water Tanks with retention, detention and recyclable products Toilets with the latest rimless technology and toilets with a cistern incorporated into the pan Latest tapware innovations Armitage Shanks offering health care solutions with bio guard against bacteria Civils products such as vonRoll Irrigation products that are water efficient... read more...


Designing for Cyclonic Conditions and the Associated Insurance Benefits

  Members, students and non-members invited to attend. 17th August, Cairns Colonial Club from 12.30pm with lunch. Designing for Cyclonic Conditions and the Associated Insurance Benefits Overview A technical presentation on designing for cyclonic conditions and the associated insurance benefits with special guests Dr Daniel Smith from the Cyclone Testing... read more...



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