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Mini city design Guangzhou China

Mini city design Guangzhou China by Cox Architects

One of our recent high-rise apartment complex projects, which included urban planning, architecture and technical innovation has been published.  View the article here.

High Rise Fire Safety in Smart Urban Planning

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This fire evaculation case study discusses the after-effect and possible advances in high rise fire safety.  Urban planners, lawmakers and architects should be constantly questioning the connection between building and nearby buildings, and can’t afford to underestimate the importance of adequate access for fire trucks and other emergency vehicles to navigate around buildings and provide … Continue reading High Rise Fire Safety in Smart Urban Planning

Sustainability Awards Urban Design Finalists

ring of brodgar finalist 2017 sa awards

We’re proud to announce that our ‘Ring of Brodgar‘ entry in the 2017 Sustainability Awards has been announced as a finalist in the ‘Infolink Building Product News’. View the online announcement here.

Trapped in a burning building

Burning building

The effects of being in this situation are considerable but if viewed objectively, it can teach us all many things including what not to do. This article tries to explain to the reader what it is like to be trapped in a burning building and it parallels this experience with principals of behavioural studies. There … Continue reading Trapped in a burning building

Bush Fire Architecture

house devastated by yarloop fire

For many years, the majority of Australians have been comforted by the thought that the prevalence of bush fires doesn’t concern those living in urban areas. Whilst there might be empathy for our ‘country cousins’, many don’t consider these fires to be a direct threat. So is this assumption correct or just a misguided myth? … Continue reading Bush Fire Architecture

Fire shutters Australian Bush Fire standard compliant

Cox Architects announces that their fire shutters have met the rigorous compliance testing requirements of Australian Bush Fire standards, making them suitable for use throughout Australia. These fire shutters are part of a series of innovations that evolved from Cox Architects’ award-winning research project into Bush Fire Resistance Construction started over 10 years ago. David Cox, a leading … Continue reading Fire shutters Australian Bush Fire standard compliant

Fire Shutters

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Over the past year, the fire resistance standards of our Fire Shutters, designed by Cox Architects®, has been evaluated for compliance with Australian Bush Fire standards. This process has now been completed and the fire shutters passed the testing requirements and now are suitable for use throughout Australia. Our Fire Shutters are one part of … Continue reading Fire Shutters