The Courtyard House


The Courtyard House This residential family home for a newly wed couple recovers traditional design, layout and technologies. The straw bale structure with mud rendered walls 45 cm wide is an efficient insulation for the cold climat of the site, it is biodegradable, made out of local materials, with no added chemicals, fire resistant, flexible, and with a lifespan of hundreds of years. In constrast, the light structured and transparent green house at the heart of [...]

The Mountain Retreat


The Mountain Retreat This luxurious mountain retreat is located on a spirited natural slope overlooking a green and quiet valley, which is why the design has been developed on several levels, so as to make the most of the spectacle that the landscape offers. The construction has a main house of 250 m2, plus an annex block of services of 30 m2 separated by a green space that generates adequate privacy. A beautiful polished concrete stairway [...]

The Coastal Golf House


The Coastal Golf House Nested at the heart of a costal golf course, this stunning 400 m2 single storey home has sweeping golf course and ocean views. Built as the luxury lifestyle seasonal place for a retired couple who loves sharing entire summer seasons with their four children and their families. This shaped the design brief by making the design of a suite for each of them a must. Entertainign in luxury is what friends love [...]

The Stargazing Beach House


The Stargazing Beach House This ocean front retreat for a family of three teenage kids was designed to last generations. Used only during the summer season, the house withstands the elements by being built entirely on concrete, including every piece of furniture. "We want to be able to open the house every season and have it ready to go in just minutes... no maintenance please." This statement was part of the brief that inspired the concept of [...]

Community Events Design


Community Events Design We are always invited to collaborate and work with event planners, event designers and organisers. Since 2013 we have worked alongside Impact Exhibitions + Events, one of the best community and outdoor event and festival organisers in Australia, designing and drafting site and DA application plans. During these years we have been involved in the following Community Festivals, Markets and Events, some of them attracting more than 135,000 visitors: Leichardt Long Lunch, Leichardt Town [...]

A Strategy for a new Campus


Project: A Strategy for a new Campus The challenge: To develop a strategy for a new campus that captures the spirit of the institute and is based on what their people want. The process: Through a face-to-face consultation process on their current campus, Avansys' most important stakeholder groups talked to us and told us what they wanted. The insights, experiences and expectations shared by this wonderful group of people served as a basis for the development [...]

Female Entrepreneur Scholarships: Enabling women to succeed


Female Entrepreneur Scholarships: Enabling women to succeed The challenge: According to the ABS, women in business are underrepresented making just over a third of all Australian business operators with under a third of this number living in regional Australia. Their average weekly cash income is half than their male counterparts and other employed women. Despite all this hardship, women entrepreneurs have high levels of life satisfaction, maintain a flexible balance between work and family responsibilities, pursue [...]

Workshop: increase value and reduce waste in business operations


Workshop @ Sustomi: How to increase value and reduce waste in business operations The challenge: We were invited to deliver a workshop for a team comprised of a production, customer service, design manager and founder at a Tasmanian sustainable food wrap company to teach them practical tools to reduce waste and project manage the implementation of initiatives. The process and outcome: During the workshops participants learnt TPS (Toyota Production System) basic principles on how to spot [...]

Conference workshop: outcome based business strategy


Workshops @ Crosspolinate Conference: Outcome based business strategy The challenge: We were invted to design 3 workshops for a mix group of growers, farmers, corporate executives and food start-ups with little or no business background to teach them practical tools to project manage their ideas and bring them to life. The workshops where delivered during a full day at the Crosspolinate Conference in Huonville, Tasmania on November 2017. The process and outcome: During the workshops participants [...]

A Strategic Plan for a Tasmanian Not for Profit


Project: A Strategic Plan for a Tasmanian Not for Profit The challenge: To develop a stakeholder based strategic plan to guide TSCA over the next three years. The process: For the purpose of developing this strategy we interviewed a sample of the many stakeholders TSCA interacts with, canteen managers, board members, staff, partners, and school staff. Through these interviews we identified what these groups want. A summary of these results were presented to TSCA’s management and [...]