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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 [...]

10 February, 2015

A beautiful and sustainable house adjoining Springbrook National Park

A disused banana farm overrun by noxoius weeds, on the fringes of a world heritage national park, provided the perfect clean slate for sustainable design. Acquired by a couple with strong environmental values, the Austinville project was part of a larger strategy for them to give back to the environment. With a long history in [...]

10 February, 2015

Designing enjoyable workspaces

Lightwave International & Glenzeil have recently completed the Design & Construction for Centrepoint Alliance’s Queensland Head Office situated in Bundall on the Gold Coast. It spans over approximately 1200m2 on Level 13&14 of Corporate Centre Tower No1, with stunning 360 degrees views over the Pacific Ocean, Broadwater & Gold Coast Hinterland. Together with a young [...]

28 February, 2012

Design Thinking in Mining Accommodation

The massive investment currently underway in the mining sector requires services from all sorts of businesses.  Consequently the demand for temporary mining worker accommodation is significant.  The shortage of accommodation to house ancillary workers and families is also acute.  Small towns close to mines find themselves with all sorts of workers, whether it is employees [...]

11 December, 2011

Efficiency & a soft edge for Classic Group’s new office

Whilst things in the commercial world are pretty tough these days, not everyone has been forced to downsize. Classic Group, a long term client of Lightwave, have outgrown their Miami tenancy which Lightwave did the fit out for back in mid 2007. Since then, their business has not only survived but thrived through the GFC [...]

5 October, 2011

Lightwave takes a trip to Russell Island

Last Friday, Lightwave facilitated a design charette on Russell Island, located just off the coast of South East Qld. Armed with the task of creating a new vision for the existing Russell Island Community Hall, we hit the streets… or rather the waters… to understand what the community hoped to gain from this development. The [...]

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