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Re-visiting the Architectural Design of the Mandurah Retirement Village
By admin on April 9, 2016

Dementia Wing: Mandurah Retirement Village The existing dementia wing within the village has been designed by Ecotect to maximise the passive solar nature of the site. An example of this innovative design is that all bedroom windows, regardless of whether they face North or South access North light with their specially designed high level windows. The bedrooms are clustered in two wings around a central garden courtyard with a ‘Wandering’ path with all rooms looking out onto landscaped g…

Ecotect Architects to Lead and Promote a Vision for Swanbourne
By admin on April 9, 2016

Vision for Swanbourne The vision for Swanbourne was spawned 12 years ago when Garry Baverstock and Julia Hayes made Swanbourne their home. They could see the village environment was degrading slowly rather than improving, however, they felt it was a great place for rejuvenation around the railway station. This rejuvenation was given a large boost with the current plans to develop the whole precinct with the Swanbourne Village complex becoming a catalyst for change to a more vibrant and desirabl…

Swanbourne Sculpture for all Seasons
By admin on February 22, 2016

Award winning WA sculptor, Max Ball, has recently unveiled a stunning metal masterpiece. His artistic design is currently gracing a vacant block earmarked for an environmentally and community sensitive residential village in Swanbourne. Leading Perth architect, Garry Baverstock AM, approached Max, also an architect, in late 2015 to commission him to come up with an innovative and inspirational public artwork. The final work would reflect the spirit that lies at the heart of the new Swanb…

Ten Years on, an Environmentally Friendly Design Endures
By admin on February 15, 2016

  Energy Efficient Urban Design Award winning eco-architect, Garry Baverstock and his team, are known for their innovative, energy efficient urban design and concepts. Energy and Water Efficienct Home These energy efficient designs embrace the ideal building combination of creative aesthetic form and structure that are also energy and water efficient. It was inevitable that when the time came to build his own home to share with his wife, Julia; the same passion for environmentally and…