The manifestation of relevance

I remember well the first time I experienced first hand a home designed not for its looks but rather for the experience within. It was my birthday and my wife Jaki had brought me a seat on a bus to an architecture tour. With many other people we travelled to a number of beautiful well known […]

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The innovation pulse

If you are keeping your finger on the pulse, like us you would be noticing that 2011 is ushering in a level of innovation across the board within the construction industry, this appears to be happening mainly out of necessity more than anything. It is coming as a result of rising building costs, availability of […]

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The impact of architecture for place

The well know saying “We are what we eat” obviously talks about one’s physical health in relation to food consumption but what about “We are what we build.” Let’s think about this for a moment, if we construct homes that have their planning arrangements centred on unknown future circumstances that often take the safest, most […]

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Architectures battle for the 93%

Kent Nordin, senior executive and general manager of Ikea Australia presented a lecture hosted by the Historic Houses Trust back in 2007 under the title of ‘Out of the Box’. He said, “In Europe Ikea’s prefab houses are designed to be affordable for a single parent on the equivalent of a nurse’s wage, when we […]

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