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From Solar Aircraft to Solar Airport
By admin on March 26, 2019

Joshua Portlock from Electro.aero in Perth is a sustainable aviation advocate and innovation leader. He has previously developed a product line of ducted quadrotor drones and co-founded drone technology company Sci Aero. He is also focused on commercialising electric aircraft. Wanting to build solar powered airports to house his electric aircraft, Ecotect Architects have been working alongside Electro.aero to design these airports. The new airports are set to revolutionise the aviation indust…

Vale Peter and Suzanne Little
By admin on March 6, 2019

Peter, apart from being an intellectual who showed a unique ethical way of thinking as an architect during our studies at Perth Tech in the late 1960s. This inspired and challenged me all my life as it did for my fellow students. Greg Sansom remembers Peter opening the discussion on design with a question: “What is this thing called architecture?” Later he also asked: “What is this thing called house?”  He never pontificated, just challenged us to think deeply about what were doing, …

Ecotect Involved in Planning a Solar Airport for the Future
By admin on October 2, 2016

Aviation is heading into a new and innovative era with electric solar-powered flight set to revolutionise our perception of aircraft and present a paradigm shift away from petrol driven machines. Electro.Aero In Western Australia, the leader in this exciting field is Electro.Aero, founded by entrepreneur, Joshua Portlock. His company is focused exclusively on commercialising electric aircraft. In 2015, Electro.Aero was signed up to represent the innovative Pipistrel series of electric aircraft…

Roof Top Gardens a Bonus for Swanbourne Village Trust
By admin on July 12, 2016

Roof top gardens have been an enjoyable and attractive amenity for millennia in many of the world’s greatest cities but has been largely absent or misused in WA local houses and developments where the norm still seems to be large concrete blocks. For many rooftop gardens found in Australia, they often are not used properly or become an expedient device for developers trying to maximise profits. Roof top gardens need to be administered properly so they provide the necessary benefits such as …