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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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