Aged care in the urban context: What’s missing?

In recent years, Australia has witnessed a growing palette of lifestyle retirement living and aged care options. Theme-based options such as golf course, cruise-ship retirement, and newer types of inner-city lifestyle living. We asked what is missing in the current model, and how to create communities or places of belonging in the urban context. We identified the following 5 key design drivers: 1) Inter-generational Interaction, 2) Connection to Context, 3) Inclusivity, 4) Flexibility, 5) Proximity.

Trends and Market Predictions for Retirement Living & Aged Care Design in 2019

Our Trends and Market predictions for Retirement Living & Aged Care Design in 2019, as presented at our Sydney Health and Aged Care Press Media Briefing, on 12 November 2018: 1) Non-for-profits are back! 2) Volume and momentum both pick up but are inconsistent, 3) Quality is a concern, 4) Aged Care professionals are on trend to become rare, 5) Tech makes a big entrance in the Retirement Living and Aged care space, and 6) Specialist providers are thriving.

The case for a broad ecosystem of data centers in Asia

With the growing compute requirements and the increase in power consumption for the latest generation of hardware, is there space remaining for smaller or niche data centers?

We think that not all data centers have to be the same, and that even smaller facilities, or those located in the heart of the central business districts, offer distinctive value that allows them to thrive.

TALK: A wholistic approach to ACP remediation - what are your options?

Looking forward to presenting our thoughts on ACP remediation this 20-21 November, at the Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, in beautiful Sydney. Thank you again Maliha Ahmed from Corpolinx for inviting us to talk at the 2nd Edition Fire Safety & Cladding Summit in SYDNEY. More details about the event can be found at the following link:

TALK: How to fit accelerating compute requirements and power densities into smaller spaces and older buildings?

Looking forward to presenting our compact inner city data center designs and delivery strategies at the 9th Annual Data Center Dynamics Converge event in Hong Kong this 15 November! Thank you Nick Parfitt from DCD for inviting us. The event will take place at The Mira Hong Kong and a PDF program can be downloaded at the following link:

TALK: How to fine-tune building design and delivery to achieve ultra-performance and nail your specific commercial outcome?

Looking forward to presenting our lessons learnt on the topic, and showcasing our Skinny Inner-City Data Centre Prototype in sunny Brisbane, for the first time and ahead of our upcoming Hong Kong presentation! Thank you Paul Stathis from BICSI South Pacific for inviting us to talk at the 2018 Conference. The event will take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre this 9-10 October 2018, and a PDF program can be downloaded at the following link:

Technical Challenges of Expanding Edge Networks Closer to End-Users

There are four key principles that drive design and urbanism which also seem to apply to various data centre types.  The first is centralised versus decentralised power. Think of the powerful but centralised Roman Empire versus the smaller but rich and highly networked Greek Empire. Throughout history, it appears that mankind has continuously alternated between centralised and decentralised structures.

How to Design Better Residential Facilities for People with Dementia

While aged care homes are nothing new, designing and building facilities specifically for elderly people with dementia requires a different approach. Everything from floor plans and facilities to lighting and signage must be carefully considered. Our aim with Dementia Aged Care design is to create a facility that feels like a home.

TALK: What does it mean to live with a combustible building façade as a resident or employee?

Looking forward to presenting and co-sharing a panel to discuss Innovation and Best Practices for Fire Safety in Existing Buildings with Blair Stratton, MIEAust, CPEng, NPER of Red Fire Engineers and Kim Norman Lovegrove RML FAIB of Lovegrove & Cotton Lawyers today in beautiful Melbourne at 14:20. Thank you Maliha Ahmed for putting together such a great event!

Why datacentres are migrating from the suburbs to the CBD

An increasing numbers of organisations’ Business Case are seeing merit in keeping some or all of their data and or computing closer to their CBD locations. They’re keen to take advantage of resources that, rather than being in some far-flung suburb, are actually within the CBD itself. The pendulum is now starting to swing the other way.

5 Designer Houses, Spring Farm (2017)

Our Architects and Designer will design to First-Principles, to a brief that is right for you or your Business Case. Services include Pre-Design, Design Feasibilities, Design Competitions, Concept, Design & Development, Sketches, Marketing, and more. Our firm is proud to be on the “Government Architect's Strategy and Design Excellence Prequalification Scheme” and various other similar schemes and panels.