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.

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:

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.

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.