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Pop Up Cottages
By admin on June 12, 2020

As we welcome our newest associate John Tolhurst to the Ecotect Architect team, we are learning more about his latest research, which all started on a trip to Darwin last year. For this trip, John was part a specially chosen team asked to determine whether a technology centre could be created to address remote Indigenous health challenges across Australia’s tropical north. The approach for the health research centre would be to focus on preventative health technologies that allow communitie…

Ecotect Architects Welcomes John Tolhurst
By admin on June 11, 2020

Well known for numerous inventions of mainly architectural designs, Richard Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor and futurist. Fuller decries specialization as the enemy of synergy and proposes a reframing of culture that could “get all of humanity to educate itself swiftly enough to generate spontaneous social behaviors that will avoid extinction.” https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/03/08/buckminster-fuller-synergetics/ Although he…

Design Statement from Ecotect-Architects for Ilios
By admin on June 9, 2020

The Vision The vision for Swanbourne for the next 10-15 years is based on ‘Quality over Quantity’ and to appeal to people who can afford the superior sustainable lifestyle.  A project, such as Ilios, is not just an investment in the current generation, but the next and beyond. The use of so called general term “market”, is based on populist consciousness, and thus by nature, belongs to the “Lowest Common Denominator”. So what is the reason why most people don't get the positive a…

Urban Development – Post COVID_19
By admin on May 12, 2020

As we navigate through this global pandemic, Australia seems to be optimistic about looking forward to our future. And whilst we still have a long way to go, embracing some positive changes to bring into the post-pandemic world and the way in which we live are encouraging. With the clear message to stay at home, the message shouldn't be misunderstood as 'stay indoors'. We should be exploring our surroundings, going outside, and enjoying the sunshine, but safely. Coming out of this pandemic t…