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‘Crisis now a tsunami’: The hidden face of homelessness that is growing at a terrifying rate
By admin on May 3, 2021

"Ten years ago, I was working in kitchens. I was casual. I am a single woman with no super because of my age and I left a relationship that was dysfunctional, and I was homeless." Read in 9news.com.au:  IWD 2021: The hidden face of homelessness that is growing at a terrifying rate (9news.com.au) Lani, Fiona, and Emily in the UNSEEN project. (UNSEEN/Belinda Mason) …

Common Ground – A national and WA Government housing initiative, for the Homeless
By admin on May 3, 2021

No better word than ‘transformational’ to describe this national initiative whose purpose is to provide supported housing for the homeless — a Housing First Common Ground initiative to gear up people back into community and to independence from the winds of fate and life errors that reduced existence to a trolley of blankets and personal belongings at best, and life on the streets..  The scheme has already been deployed in Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. There will be critics who …

What can Architects do to help with bush fires? The answer is plenty….
By admin on January 9, 2020

The massive scale of the current bush-fire crisis has shocked Australians. The rebuilding necessary across Australia after the fires will require an army of architects, builders, electricians and plumbers, and many others. Thoughtful design have help shape the reconstruction efforts so that our homes become more resilient against future fires, and they can also be more socially and environmentally conscious that what was lost possibly. BAL The basic BAL requirements should be seen…

Railway Station Experience
By admin on December 16, 2019

Ecotect-Architects, principal Garry Baverstock AM (also Director of Wise Earth PL) and chief associate, James Shaw were lead consultants employed by the Town Of Cottesloe to master plan alternatives as part of the 2008 Enquiry by Design. The same team is part of the NEXUS Architectural team, as well as being founders of NatSCOPE initiative, along with architect/colleague Sasha Ivanovich. The EbD was an exhaustive study that eventually led to the revision of the planning scheme LPS3 after muc…