Macquarie University Incubator

We visited the Incubator at Macquarie University this week. What a stunning timber facade with internal spaces designed for creativity, to inspire our future entrepreneurs.

https://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/offices-and-units/macquarie-university-incubator

Bruce Masterplan

Exciting to see the Bruce Masterplan Project develop from Concept through to Marketing Phase. My first project collaborating with AURORA Design, since starting my own practice in February 2018. I have known the director of AURORA Design, Maurice Mandalinic for over 24 years and its great to work with someone who not only has extensive experience in Residential Design and Delivery, but who is also a good friend. Equally impressive is TP Dynamic’s vision to improve the Urban Streetscape of Bruce through quality design and their ability to promote innovative and creative design solutions.

nagakin capsule tower

Having visited Japan in 2016, I was delighted to find these images in Pinterest. I drove past the Nagakin Capsule Tower (photo below) designed by Kisho Kurowaka and always wanted to know what it looked like inside. Some lessons to learn from this 1972 building on how to design micro, affordable housing for the masses.

 

The future is prefabricated

Prefabricated construction is in its infancy but with increasing demand on tradition construction and speed and the sustainability benefits of prefabrication, could this new manufacturing industry change the way Australia builds?

Source: The future is prefabricated

What’s Shaping Workplace Design in 2017?

Rothelowman’s Michael Banak on What’s Shaping Workplace Design in 2017