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Urban Development – Post COVID_19

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 there is also likely to be more importance on ‘living architecture’ – such as green roofs and walls, rooftop gardens, natural light and ventilation –  and a shift away from the resilience of air conditioning and heating.
There is a great article on Urban Developer discussing living architecture, which can be found here.
The article highlights the importance of well-designed developments, such as Ilios – the new garden sanctuary in the heart of Cottesloe, as being the way forward.
Developments such as Ilios, offering passive solar design and a new approach to urban dwellings, appear to be the perfect balance of sustainable living and connection to the outside. Our relationship with nature, and its mental health benefits, have for a long time not been possible with high density, city-living. Ilios changes all that and is well worth a look also.

Love The Life You Live

Described as a garden sanctuary for living at its best, on the corner of Congdon and Railways Streets in Cottesloe will be a development like no other seen in Perth.

Ilios, a project by The Swanbourne Village Trust designed by Garry Baverstock and James Shaw from Ecotect Architects, promises to deliver some of the most stunning, and environmentally rewarding homes on the market. With over 50% allocation to gardens, roof terraces and courtyards, the development will see nine residences over five separate buildings all set around a central courtyard, with both 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom homes available.

What’s unique about Ilios is despite its forward-thinking design, it targets sustainability and climate change; offering passive solar design, shading and north orientation, natural lit spaces and window and door openings planned for optimised air flow. The project has also integrated, where appropriate, the use of recycled materials and double glazed windows.

As well as the obvious recreational use, the roof terraces have been designed to moderate temperatures.  As such, each home will have either a private roof top garden or generous terrace/alfresco area, with communal areas including a landscaped rooftop terrace, underground parking and storage, meeting and function room, vegetable garden and sun room.

With the current world pandemic and unpredictable economic vulnerability due to COVID-19, construction has been pushed back from our previous commencement date that was to ensure a completion of late 2021. Correspondence of these changes will be made available as they come to hand, but to discuss your options and secure one of these luxury and exclusive residences, contact Jon Bahen on 0419 816 776 for more information.



‘Ilios Gardens’ is Ready for Launch

Asking the prices for ‘Ilios Gardens’ is really the wrong question. The investment potential and quality speaks for itself. Transparency by the Trust ensures that contenders for the community will be exactly that, part of the community. We are looking for the right people for an eye to Architectural quality and Ecological Sustainability.

It is a chance to be part of history in this unique location and future values are highly likely to reward a bold visionary decision to be part of this development.

Similar locations in Melbourne rate at 3 times the prices asked at this location in Cottesloe / Swanbourne Railway station precinct. Land values in Melbourne are up around $10,000 per square metre. Augurs well for the ‘Future Prahran of Perth’ over the next decade.

Here is a quick look of what has been happening in Melbourne for some time now:


The land was purchased in 2014 but it was a mammoth job transforming early approvals into a final result. The negative influence of then politically entrenched views against progress made it very time consuming and unnecessarily expensive to attain into a final approval. Fortunately the silent majority now holds the balance of power at the Council.

The project is now ready to be sold to genuinely informed interests. We only have 6 properties remaining.

If our project became the norm, we have calculated 35% emissions currently produced from Human Impacts on Climate Change would be achieved by the end of the century. In addition, It would be well underway by 2050.

We are encouraging people in Perth and interstate and beyond wanting a beach lifestyle to do something for themselves as well as create a legacy for future generations.

See; www.swanbournvillagetrust.com to see the latest electronic brochure and presentation of final plans.

We are actually part of the solution to Climate Change not the cause of it!

See Realestate.com.au for sales information, or contact our office. https://www.realestate.com.au/property-unitblock-wa-cottesloe-133048190


Passive Solar Homes are naturally resistant and safe havens for bush fires if designed correctly

Ecotect- Architects are offering a Free Architectural Advisory Service for those affected in Bush Fire Regions across Australia.

The architects at Ecotect-Architects have banded together to help the community by offering a 1 hour Free of Charge consultancy to improve a person’s planning strategy, before embarking on a new project or retro for re-buildings after fire catastrophe, or those considering building in fire risk areas as well as  retrofitting your home for natural comfort using passive solar principles and increasing fire resilience.

Please see an article we published recently on the NatSCOPE and NEXUS Architectural websites for ideas – http://nexusarchitectural.com/what-can-architects-do-to-help-with-bush-fires-the-answer-is-plenty/

Phone our team for a face to face chat if you are located in the Perth region, or we can arrange a  skype session for regional WA and other States.

Insurance Companies

Ecotect-Architects will also extend this free service to all insurance companies and their customers to help make sure such damage is quelled in the future. We understand compliance, but also good fire proofing design.

Building solar homes are part of the answer to reducing fire damage risk. In Perth WA we are building a multi- home project which demonstrates all these principles. There is zero risk that these homes would ever catch fire. Our mass houses do not burn! Our passive solar houses always are superior to all other planning solutions, not just for energy conservation but also fire, and sustainable economics generally with inter-generational appeal.