Queensland wins eight national awards for housing prowess

first_imgQueensland builders picked up eight out of 21 possible awards at the Australian HIA Awards.QUEENSLAND has scooped the pool at this year’s HIA — CSR Australian Housing Awards, winning eight out of a possible 21 awards, proving the Sunshine State is leading the way in innovative housing design.HIA managing director Shane Goodwin said the Awards recognised outstanding achievement within the residential building industry. Space Constructions, based in Bulimba, won Australian Display Home for its Bulimba Parade home.The judges noted that the clever use of double-height glazing and a striking feature wall delivered a wow factor as the living area unfolds.Space Constructions joint principal Bob Antic said the living area was also his favourite part of the stunning home. Planbuild Homes “Australian Display Home” 2017.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoPlanbuild Homes marketing and design manager Niki McKay said the home showcased an area of the market that the company had taken under their wing.“We’re a project builder but we’re very good at that, so we can take a larger plan and customise it and turn it into something special,” she said.Ms McKay said the designs brief was to create a resort style home with dual recreational areas, with a resort style pool, media room, billiard room, spa, sauna, steam room and guest/family bedrooms on the lower level; while the upper level provided an informal living space and balcony showcasing the views.“We’re honoured by the nomination and win, there were some great builders and really beautiful homes,” she said.The judges were impressed by Epernay’s modern interpretation of the classic Hampton’s style home, saying it was perfectly designed to maximise the space of a smaller lot.Aria Property Group on Australian Apartment Complex for Botanica in South Brisbane. Space Constructions “Australian Display Home” of the year 2017.Mr Antic started Space Constructions around 10 years ago with joint principal Andy Tomic, and they joined forces with Hugo Design to work on the award-winning home.“The double height ceilings in the living room, with the fireplace and stone wall, and especially the feature timber ceiling, are probably my favourite features of the home,” Mr Antic said.He said he was genuinely surprised to win the award because it was a heavily contested award.“We’re very proud and pleased with the win as it’s a combination of many years of hard work and to be recognised by your peers as a relatively small company compared to other competitors, was a real surprise, Mr Antic said. Planbuild Homes, based in Kedron, won Australian Project Home for “Epernay” built overlooking the racecourse at Hendra.The creation of Planbuild Homes managing director Robert Thomson, the original floor plan was designed to fill a gap in the project home market allowing clients to enjoy a view from an upstairs living space.center_img ARIA Property Group’s “Australian Apartment Complex” 2017 for Botanica.The 20-level building, including six levels of car parking camouflaged by a living green wall, impressed the judges with its workmanship and comfortable communal spaces.JW Constructions won the Australian Renovation/Addition Project and James Thompson took out the Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice Award.Queensland winners;:Space Constructions — Australian Display HomePlanbuild Homes — Australian Project HomeJW Constructions — Australian Renovation/Addition ProjectAria Property Group — Australian Apartment ComplexEnigma Interiors — Australian Kitchen of the YearSublime Architectural Interiors — Australian Kitchen DesignKeir Constructions — Australian Specialised HousingJames Thompson — Jim Brookes Australian Apprenticelast_img read more

AWC Qualifiers: Black Queens thrash Burkina 3-0

first_imgGhana’s hopes of reaching the 2014 African Women’s Championship received a significant boost after winning 3-0 against Burkina Faso on Sunday.The Black Queens will go into the return leg in Accra with a three-goal advantage, as they attempt to return to the Championship after missing out for the first time in 2012 since the inception of the biennial tournament in 1998.All three goals came in the first half of the match in Ouagadougou.A double from Faiza Ibrahim and a goal by Agnes Aduako handed Ghana an important lead as they stay on cause for one of the seven places up for grabs in the final tournament to be staged by Namibia in October later this year.Faiza started the rout in the 3rd minute with her first of the evening before Aduako made it 2-0 for Ghana in the 16th minute.Eight minutes later, Faiza was on hand again to make it three-nil to cushion coach Yussif Basigi’s side ahead of the return game on the weekend of February 28 – March 2, 2014. The winners of the two-leg first-round matches will progress to the second round to join African champions, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa and Cameroon, who drew a bye in the first round.last_img read more

Commemorate Remembrance and Veterans Day in Costa Rica

first_imgRelated posts:Art City Tour, Progressive Rock Concert and other happenings around Costa Rica Music for movie buffs, whale fest, and other happenings around Costa Rica Patriotic tunes, Children’s Day theater, and more events around Costa Rica ‘Urban Sketchers’ draw San José On Sunday Nov. 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., the Escazú Christian Fellowship will host a service to commemorate Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Day in Costa Rica. The service will include the ceremonial laying of wreaths by representatives of different embassies, reflections on the significance of the day, and the traditional minute of silence to honor the fallen.Remembrance Day or Veterans’ Day, as it is known in the United States, commemorates the signing of the Armistice at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, signaling the end of World War I. Today, it honours the soldiers and families who were affected in both World Wars and in more recent conflicts. It is still observed on Nov. 11 in many countries, like Canada and the United States, while in countries like the United Kingdom, it is celebrated on the second Sunday in November.In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Day is also informally known as “Poppy Day,” an allusion to the famous poem, In Flanders Field, written by a Canadian army officer in which the poet observes the way the poppies bloomed around the graves of fallen soldiers.The Remembrance Day and Veterans’ Day service on Nov. 11 will be led by Reverend Donald Ridder and will end with an informal get-together and light refreshments.Directions to the venue are as follows:On Route 27 coming from Escazú, about one mile from Multiplaza Escazú, turn right at the Guachipelin-Lindora Route 310 sign. Turn right again immediately on the service road, then turn left, up to the church on the hill.This article was sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Facebook Commentslast_img read more