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4 July, 2019

A Heart Warming Testimonial

Recently we were collecting testimonials for our listing on Houzz.com and received this testimonial from David.  Lightwave designed a home for David over 15 years ago.  David is a novelist and his words are very eloquent – and he really identifies the pleasures of living in an architectural designed home. “Today, and every day, when [...]

4 July, 2019

Griffith Street – a vertical park within a park

This park within a park was a response to a landowner owning a small piece of land adjacent an also small park.  The design proposes to vitalise the park and this end of Coolangatta’s main street by the creation of an urban park, funded by the developer buying the under ground land for carparking and [...]

1 July, 2019

Google Search Tips and Tricks

In the current age of information, we are all continuously seeking information available on the internet to assist in the performance of our daily work.  Of course its often possible to get buried in the copious amounts of information that is available.  We’ve been using some of these great and often unknown short cuts to [...]

1 July, 2019

Stylish Private Aged Care in Perth’s newest hub for culture & community.

Healthy ageing is the process of….. slowing down….. physically and cognitively…. while resiliently adapting…. and compensating….. to function successfully and participate in all areas of one’s life Healthy ageing requires the architecture of Claremont on the Park to provide a strong “sense of coherence”. The key design principal of creating a sense of familiarity commences [...]

7 May, 2019

Sensible Buildings put together in a beautiful way

SPACE SPACE BEAUTIFUL HOUSES PROVIDE YOU WITH STIMULATION AND INSPIRATION, EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! SPACE BEAUTIFUL HOUSES DESIGNED AROUND YOU WILL SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE SPACE YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME SPACE CHANGE YOUR LIFE NOW SPACE MULTIPLE STYLES LIFESTYLE INNOVATIONS OPTIMISED DESIGN OF DAILY TASKS OPTIMISED DESIGN OF DAILY TASKS LARGE OR SMALL COST EFFECTIVE [...]

28 February, 2018

Energy Efficiency, Thermal Comfort and Housing for older citizens

Many of us are well aware of the global phenomena taking place in world demographics and the structural ageing of the population.  Indeed Bernard Bernanke, former Governor of the US Federal Reserve Bank stated “In the coming decades, many forces will shape our economy and our society, but in all likelihood, no single factor will have [...]

13 December, 2017

The power of Architecture – Flying Monks

Songshan Mountain is a sacred & UNESCO World Heritage listed site in rural Henan, Central China. Designed by Latvian Studio Mailitis Architects, the Shaolin Flying Monks Theatre is nested along Songshan’s hillside, creating a new landmark amongst the existing traditional structures such as the Shaolin Monastery and the Songyang Confucian Academy. It houses a vertical [...]

7 December, 2017

Marquee on Meron – Vertical and rooftop gardens in Southport PDA, Gold Coast

Marquee on Meron, designed by Lightwave, commenced construction in November. This development sits in the Garden Residential Precinct on the southern end of the PDA area.  Meron Street and Bauer Streets have long been recognised for their relaxed landscape character and the PDA envisages this character be maintained as the area morphs into a high [...]

7 December, 2017

Azur Samui Villas – Luxury private pool villas in Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui Villas at Azur roll out after a number of years in the design, planning and construction stages.  Azur Samui is a luxury resort located in the lush green hills of Koh Samui, with spectacular panoramic views over the Gulf to the neighbouring island of Koh Pha Ngan. The Lightwave designed villas spatial planning [...]

6 December, 2017

10 Principles to design for people with Dementia

Lightwave team members recently attended a Dementia Design workshop run by Dementia Training Australia. The workshop has been put together by the eminent Richard Fleming, a professor from the University of Wollongong who has spent a lifetime researching the role of the built environment in relation to people with dementia.  As care philosophies move from [...]

11 March, 2016

Apartment Design Fundamentals

Higher density living is an alternative housing solution that is on the rise. In the last three years, there has been a significant increase in construction in Sydney and Melbourne. More recently, Brisbane has followed with a flurry of activity in the high-rise multi residential market.  The Gold Coast, along with other regional areas, are [...]

11 March, 2016

The World Famous Architect

While undertaking some late night googling looking for papers on getting the best performance from our architects, I stumbled upon this website…”Notes on becoming a famous Architect”.  Topics include “Pay Attention to your clothes”, “You Don’t have to be good Parts 1-5″, “Fake it till you make it” and “Take a lesson from Paris Hilton.” [...]

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