‘A Block in a Hard Place’ featured in the Domain.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | No Comments
‘A Block in a Hard Place’ featured in the Domain.

I was so proud to see write-ups on my practice and my book in both The Australian Financial Review last Friday the 23rd of August, and the following day in The Saturday Age. It was an incredibly special day: I walked to the shops in the morning to buy the paper. Filled with excitement I […]

Cross Ventilation

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | No Comments
Cross Ventilation

When designing a new house or renovation it is important to consider how a design can minimise its reliance on mechanical ventilation – air conditioning and heating. Buildings consume more energy and contribute more green house gasses emissions than any industry. Our homes therefore offer us an opportunity to reduce our impact on the environment […]

Melbourne’s newest zones.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Blog, Opinion | No Comments
Melbourne’s newest zones.

New Melbourne planning zones have recently been introduced. Zoning defines what types of buildings can be built in a particular area. It prevents a noisy factory being built next to your home. Zoning is made up of three broad areas: residential, commercial and industrial. As buildings stay with us for decades, a new system relevant […]

Passive solar design principles

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Blog, How to/ Tips | No Comments
Passive solar design principles

I’m often asked if my designs are environmentally sustainable? My answer: They have to be. All architects should consider the environment as one of the most important factors influencing their designs. Buildings consume nearly 50% of energy we use, and emit more carbon dioxide than transportation and industry. We all occupy buildings everyday, so perhaps […]