Roof Drainage Solutions Following the imposition of the roof code by the VBA in regard to the roof drainage installations, there has been a need to install alternative drainage options. These options are required to continue to allow the architectural considerations (side outlets to boxgutters) to be installed with the ability to conform to the […]

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE WORLD OF DESIGN & GET CLOSE TO 55+ LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS (Please note that Children under 18 years of age are not permitted) Experience the best of design at DENFAIR: Australia’s leading Architecture & Design event. To celebrate DENFAIR 5 Birthday on Saturday 22 June, 55+ local and international designers will appear […]

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M. C. Escher (1898–1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who made some of the most iconic prints of the twentieth century. His early life was spent in Italy, where he traveled extensively, drawing from nature and perfecting his technique. Escher and his family left Italy in 1935 due to the rise of fascism. This marked […]

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We watched the Restoration Australia on the ABC where the host Stuart Harrison, architect and historian, follows homeowners across the country as they restore forgotten heritage gems into living homes. The house featured recently was a house in Perth called Paganin House. The Paganine House is an iconic example of mid-century modern architecture in Australia […]

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Before renovating your home, you should find out if your title is affected by overlays. You can either check it online here, ask an architect, or by contacting your local council. There are many types of planning scheme overlays and Heritage Overlay (Clause 43.01) is one of the most common ones. The purpose of Heritage […]

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The house of your dreams is available.After an inspection, you’re willing to pay your deposit.However, there may be things you should consider that aren’t obvious to a purchaser. Here are 6 ways an architect can help you determine if your dream house is what you’re really after. PROPERTY INSPECTIONAs an expert in the building field, […]

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Evan Hancock’s stunning photographic exhibition captures the majestic Victorian scenery as it is reborn following the ten-year anniversary of Victoria’s Black Saturday bushfires.  The series Light.Ash.White consists of landscapes and aerial photographs that reveal texture, patterning and the illusion of perspective through the natural environment. The “visually stunning pieces” have left viewers asking “is it a painting?…it looks like brush strokes.”  Evan has […]

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We know you love your car, but have you ever thought of giving your car more presence in your home than just leaving it on the street or hidden in a garage. Well, many architects have. Cars have been placed in living rooms atop apartment buildings,found in entry hallways, located beside swimming pools, etc.The car […]

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The Australian Society of Building Consultants (ASBC) is having their quarterly dinner and discussion next month. Topic of discussion for the night will be about the use of timber for external applications, detailing of timber externally, and fire concerns associated with the use of timber currently. It will be delivered by the leader of business […]

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Q : My brick house appears to have rising damp. The most affected area is the wall outside. A concrete path about one meter wide runs the entire length of the house – could the path be contributing to the damp problems? A : Damp houses can be unhealthy and costly to remedy – knowing […]

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