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Apartment Buildings in Australia in Disarray: A Response to the Four Corners Expose
By admin on August 26, 2019

Ill-Conceived Economics Twenty years ago when the builders together with the authorities allowed the construction industry to cheapen buildings and supposedly speeding up the process and avoiding red tape, there was an economic disaster in the making. They conspired to cut out the architect as leader of the construction industry team. It started with accountants acting as project managers/cost controllers and rapidly spread to the proliferation of design construct companies, who used …

Ocean Ingress at Cottesloe
By admin on July 22, 2019

A few weeks ago an article was published in the Western Suburbs Weekly relating to the ocean ingress at Cottesloe. Since the article, there has been a lot of misinterpretation of the implications of an eventual 50-metre ingress of the ocean along the beachfront. In the WSW article it states that director, Garry Baverstock, advised the Town of Cottesloe that a 30-metre buffer zone behind the sand dunes be allowed east of the then average dune alignment. This needs to be at least 50-metres to a…

Introducing Lyssandra!
By admin on July 15, 2019

[caption id="attachment_4516" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Lyssandra Lumley[/caption] As a child, what was your dream job and when did you know Architecture was calling you… When I was little I actually wanted to be a vet nurse because my dad was a vet and I loved helping at the surgery – I even had a full set of second hand vet instruments to play with! In the end I chose architecture because I wanted to work in a field that was both creative and tactile and scientific, something…

Eco Compound is 17 years young!
By admin on June 10, 2019

17 years ago the Eco Compound project was passed for construction by the Cottesloe Council. [caption id="attachment_4501" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Eco Compound[/caption] It seemed to be a turning point in thinking at the time. We buried a time under the house explaining why there was such a strong focus was on Sustainable Architecture from the beginning of the 20th Century. See the then Mayor Rob Rowell and then leader of the Opposition / future Premier Colin Barnett, Julia Haye…