Do Less Better

Recently I listened to a PODCAST that interviewed an architect who fell ill during her architecture studies. Despite her ongoing condition she still managed to run a successful practice and raise a family. To prevent her illness from becoming debilitating she paced herself and developed a work life balance that sustains her well-being and practice.

8 Nov 2017

Elwood House - photo of model showing street facade

What does the Design Process look like?

The design process is integral to the form of buildings and spaces and it is essential to the creation of architecture. So, what does the design process look like? Where do ideas for buildings and spaces come from? How does the design process itself determine the shape and form of the project.

6 Nov 2017

Why Standing Still Isn't So Bad

One of the benefits of being stuck in Melbourne’s traffic so often these days is being able to listen to a great variety of podcasts. And one of my favourite podcasts is Big Think which brings together scientists, writers, actors and range of other clever people who discuss a variety of issues.

25 Sep 2017

Is there a contradiction between sustainability and building?

There is a something of a contradiction between sustainability and building. Resources are needed to build a new project – even one that will be sustainable once built. In turn, energy is needed to run a new facility so the by-product of any new project is waste that wasn’t being generated before.

6 Sep 2017

Things I have learned

After 15 years running a practice I decided to reflect on the things I have learned to be true.

10 Jul 2017

Antony Di Mase Master of Light Student Studying in Brisbane Architect

A Week of Seeing the Light

Antony has just returned from a week away in Brisbane studying his lighting course at QUT. Here he reflects on some of the topics that sparked his interest and imagination.

9 Apr 2014